A man who got into a dispute with a Miami-Dade bus driver was shot and killed during an altercation with a security guard Monday morning, police said.
The incident happened just before 7:30 a.m. when the man entered the bus at the Golden Glades Park & Ride at 16000 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami-Dade Police officials said.
Police said the man was involved in a dispute with the bus driver, and was asked to leave the bus. He exited the bus but reentered, police said.
A female security guard responded and an altercation ensued inside the bus with the man and the security guard opened fire, police said.
The man, whose identity wasn't released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no occupants on the bus at the time. Miami-Dade Transit officials said the bus was scheduled to take passengers from the Golden Glades interchange onto I-95 for downtown Miami.
The security guard was working for a company called Allied Universal Security, which has been doing work for Miami-Dade Transit for the last six years. The county said the state certifies its security officers to carry weapons.
Allied Universal Security said it can’t provide any details on the officer or situation as police are investigating, but said they are cooperating with Miami-Dade detectives.
The head of the bus drivers union said that there has been more of a problem with vagrants on the bus during the pandemic, an issue because they don’t have other places to go. Only those riding to perform essential services are supposed to be on the bus.
The incident remains under investigation.
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