Suspect With Pickaxe Injured in Police-Involved Shooting: Miami-Dade Police

Police said they responded to a burglary call on the the 4200 block of SW 10th Street

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013  |  Updated 7:51 PM EDT
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A suspect who was armed with a pickaxe was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition after being shot by police in southwest Miami-Dade Monday night, police said. Neighbor Henry Guerra and a woman who said she was almost killed by the suspect, Jason Alfonso O'Brien, 41, spoke about the incident.

A suspect who was armed with a pickaxe was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition after being shot by police in southwest Miami-Dade Monday night, police said. Neighbor Henry Guerra and a woman who said she was almost killed by the suspect, Jason Alfonso O'Brien, 41, spoke about the incident.

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Burglary Suspect Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in MIami-Dade

A burglary suspect was injured when he was shot by an officer in southwest Miami-Dade. Police said the suspect refused to drop a pickaxe. Witnesses and neighbors comment.

Burglary Suspect Hospitalized in Police-Involved Shooting

A burglary suspect who had a pickaxe was hospitalized in a police-involved shooting in southwest Miami-Dade, officials said.
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A suspect was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition after being shot by police in southwest Miami-Dade Monday night, police said.

The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the 4200 block of Southwest 10th Street when an officer responded to a burglary call, Miami-Dade Police said.

When the officer arrived, they were confronted by the suspect who was armed with a pickaxe, police said.

The man, identified on Tuesday as Jason Alfonso O'Brien, 41, refused to drop the axe and the officer was forced to open fire, according to police.

O'Brien was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains in serious but stable condition. The officer wasn't injured.

A family was inside the home at the time of the attempted burglary but they were able to escape without injuries.

"He almost killed me," said a woman who did not give her name.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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