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Miami-Dade Officer Fatally Shoots Man Armed With What Appears to be a Rifle

Officials received a call from an individual saying they would kill someone if officers did not arrive within minutes

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A man was fatally shot by a Miami-Dade police officer in Northwest Miami-Dade on Monday evening, according to the director of MDPD.

The incident occurred at 6:15 p.m. when officials received a call from an individual saying he would kill someone at the location of Northwest 117th Avenue near 114th Street if officers did not arrive within minutes.

Two uniformed patrol officers responded from the northside district, arriving in marked police vehicles.

One MDPD officer observed a white male in his 70s armed with what appeared to be a rifle.

“They arrived in marked police vehicles. My officer attempted to de-escalate the situation, a conversation was had and the officer provided instructions to disarm and lay the firearm down," said MDPD interim director George Perez.

When the man did not comply with the officer's directions, the officer discharged his firearm, killing the man.

“It’s incredible because… that man was a very good guy,” said his friend, Nelly Ramos.

According to MDPD, a review of the bodycam footage during the incident clearly shows the individual raising his firearm — which appears to be a rifle — in the direction of the officer before shots were fired.

“Every time you need something from him, he help you out.” said Eric Williams, who lives across the street.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate and provide a full report to the State Attorney's office and MDPD.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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