What to Know
- Two Doral police officers were injured and a suspect was killed in a shootout Friday morning, officials said
- Police said the officers responded to a crash scene near the Miami-Dade Police Headquarters and encountered the suspect, who opened fire on them
- Officers returned fire, killing the suspect. Both officers were hospitalized but expected to survive
Two police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters in Doral Friday morning, officials said.
Doral Police officials said one officer was grazed in the face by glass or shrapnel and was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other officer was shot in the chest, arm and leg, and was rushed to Jackson West before being transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center as a precaution.
Officials said the officer was wearing a bulletproof vest that stopped the round that hit his chest.
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The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the area of Northwest 92nd Avenue and Northwest 25th Street, where there was a large police presence.
Officials said the incident began with a dispute between the suspect and another man that turned into one man chasing the other in a vehicle.
When officers responded, they found one of the vehicles had lost control and crashed into a tree.
The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and began shooting at the officers who returned fire, killing the suspect, officials said.
Doral Police later confirmed the suspect was 25-year-old Yordany Rodriguez Perez.
A man who was in a box truck who was an innocent bystander was injured in the leg during the incident and hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury, officials said.
Doral Police spokesman Rey Valdes said a firearm was recovered at the scene, and at least one of the officers' vehicles was shot multiple times.
"It's just a stark reminder of the danger that our officers face every day," Valdes said.
The shooting comes just days after 28-year-old Hollywood Police officer Yandy Chirino was shot and killed. An 18-year-old burglary suspect has been arrested in the killing.