Miami-Dade Police responded to an officer-involved shooting in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday afternoon.
It happened around 4 p.m. near Northwest 76th Street and Northwest 20th Avenue.
Investigators said Gang Unit detectives were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area, a known high drug traffic area.
As the detectives attempted to make contact with a group of males, police said a confrontation between Det. George Eugene and Kentrill Carraway, 22, ensued during which Carraway brandished a firearm.
In fear for this own safety, police said Det. Eugene drew his weapon while giving verbal commands to Carraway. While ignoring the detective's commands, Carraway was subsequently shot by the detective.
"The officers gave a loud verbal command identifying themselves as officers when one of the males confronted an officer and produced a firearm from his waistband," said Marjorie Eloi with MDPD.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and transported Carraway to Jackson Ryder Trauma Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators said they recovered a firearm from the scene.
Carraway's family is now demanding answers.
"Yeah, he was young and he made some mistakes, that don't mean nothing. He deserves compassion. He didn't hurt anyone," said Danyell Simonet, Carraway's cousin.
"It's devastating. It's my sister's oldest child. He was the heart of their family, so they're trying to figure out what would make someone shoot him in the back," said Clarence Glover, Carraway's uncle.
Carraway's family is questioning whether he had a weapon.
"At the end of the day, I just want justice for my brother. That's it," said Teshara Carraway, sister.
Police said Det. Eugene was not in a typical uniform. It's unclear whether he was in plainclothes or a police polo shirt. He has been an employee with MDPD for nine years.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.