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Family Outraged Over Homestead Officer-Involved Shooting

Authorities are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Homestead.

It happened just after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The Homestead Police Department confirmed there was a shooting involving one of their officers at the corner of Southwest 187th Avenue and Southwest 328th Street.

Miami-Dade Police, who took over the investigation, said the subject was identified as Edward Foster, 35, of Homestead.

According to Miami-Dade investigators, the officer was dispatched to a call regarding a man armed with a gun. When he arrived, he confronted Foster and shots were fired.

Foster was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The officer involved, a 20-year veteran, wasn't hurt.

Many who witnessed the shooting immediately questioned whether it actually needed to happen. Foster's emotional sister said this wasn't how things should have ended.

"They try to say my brother had a gun, but he didn't. He was coming home from work. He went to the store for his girlfriend."

Foster's mother admitted her son has a troubled past, but said he didn't deserve this, "They're telling me that they're claiming he had a gun. That he was pointing it outside his pants. I've never known of him to have a gun."

Officials with knowledge of the case tell NBC 6 that it appears that the officer followed department procedures and will likely be cleared in the shooting.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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