Officer Shot Audi Driver After Stopping His Car: Hialeah Police

The driver was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital

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    The officer stopped this red Audi Friday evening.

    An on-duty officer shot a driver in Hialeah after stopping his red Audi Friday evening, police said.

    The driver was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby said.

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    The uniformed officer, who was on duty in a police cruiser, made the traffic stop at West 4th Avenue and West 21st Street. He shot the Audi driver once somewhere near the car at about 6:30 p.m., Zogby said.

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    The area of the shooting was locked down for hours Friday night as police marked evidence and snapped photos. The State Attorney’s Office had a representative at the scene.

    The officer, who was not injured, will be questioned by detectives, Zogby said.

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    The driver will also be questioned.

    "We'll be talking to the guy in the hospital too as part of the investigation, so it's a lot of things we have to cover," Zogby said.

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