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.