Armed Teen Shot By Police After Alleged Carjacking: MDPD

The Miami-Dade Police Department was involved in a police shooting with an armed suspect Sunday.

It happened in northwest Miami-Dade involving officers of the Northside District.

MDPD said around 1:10 p.m., an armed carjacking occurred in the area of Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 31st Avenue.

The victim's vehicle information was transmitted on police frequencies. Investigators said detectives and uniform units were searching the area when they observed a vehicle that matched the description.

As the officers approached the vehicle, they confirmed the vehicle tag to the one taken during the carjacking.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the 16-year-old suspect began to flee from the officers. A brief pursuit ensued westbound on 79th Street.

Police said the suspect attempted to make a right turn when he lost control of the vehicle, striking an adjacent business. He then fled on foot and an officer gave chase.

There was a confrontation and shots were fired. The suspect was shot and transported to Ryder Trauma Center where he was listed in stable condition.

The officer did not sustain any injuries during the incident. A firearm was recovered on the scene.

Investigators also said two other armed robberies occurred in close proximity with the same vehicle description. They are trying to determine whether the same vehicle was involved in those robberies.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

The suspect's name will not be released by NBC 6, unless he's charged as an adult. Police said he is a documented gang member.

Charges are pending.

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