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2 Suspects Shot by Police in Separate Incidents in Miami

Both suspects in stable condition after two police-involved shootings

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    2 Suspects Shot by Police in Separate Incidents in Miami

    Two men are recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital after police shot them in separate incidents just blocks away from each other in Miami Monday night. (Published Tuesday, March 27, 2012)

    Two men are recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital after police shot them in separate incidents just blocks away from each other in Miami Monday night.

    The first shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of Northwest 5th court.

    City of Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said two officers spotted a robbery suspect on a bike and tried to stop him, but he jumped off the bike and ran.

    The man, who was carrying a hand gun, then jumped over a fence and at some point was shot by police, Reyes said. What made the officers fire at him is "still under investigation," she added.

    Just three and a half hours later, around 11 p.m., Miami-Dade police say two robbery detectives tried to stop a teen suspect near Northwest 69th Street and 10th Avenue.

    Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said the detectives noticed 19-year-old Eduardo Barnes with a bulge in his waistband.

    Barnes tried to flee and at one point took a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at the officers. The officers opened fire and struck him, Zabaleta said.

    When police ran a records check on Barnes, they found he had two open warrants for his arrest for driving with a suspended license and grand theft and resisting without violence.

    Police said Barnes and the other suspect were in stable condition.