Armed Man Invades Hialeah Apartment, Holds Woman and Boy Hostage: Police

NBC Universal, Inc.

An armed man entered his ex-partner's apartment and held her and her son hostage for some time Saturday evening, according to Hialeah police. The man allegedly succeeded in shooting two of the woman's relatives, the woman herself and an officer.

According to Hialeah police, the incident occurred on 24th avenue and 72nd street. A man arrived armed at an apartment and allegedly shot a woman and a man, relatives of his ex-partner.

According to police, the man proceeded to lock himself in the apartment together with his ex-partner and her 9-year-old son. The two people who had been shot managed to escape beforehand and find refuge in another apartment.

When police arrived around 9:30 p.m., the swat team was greeted by shooting, and the man managed to hit an officer in the foot with a bullet.

After several hours, officers were able to rescue the minor and eventually gained entry into the apartment. They found the ex-partner on the ground with gunshot wounds - she is currently in critical condition.

The armed man had barricaded himself in the bathtub inside the bathroom, according to police. He died after a confrontation with the swat team.

The ex-partner, her two relatives and the shot officer were all transported to Ryder Trauma Center, where they are recovering. The 9-year-old suffered no injuries or damage.

Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updates

Contact Us