Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade Police responded to an officer-involved shooting Monday evening.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. near Northwest 90th Street and Northwest 26th Avenue.

MDPD said officers spotted suspicious activity in the area and attempted to stop a vehicle.

"The vehicle refused to stop, the driver began making abrupt movements in the vehicle as if he was reaching for something," said Jennifer Capote with MDPD.

According to detectives, after making multiple verbal commands, one officer fired his weapon. Police have identified the driver as 44-year-old Trejo Perez but haven't released his condition.

It's unclear how many people were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. The head of the Police Benevolent Association said the situation turned dangerous very quickly for the officers.

"A police officer's work is never routine. They came up on a suspicious vehicle and things turned bad very quickly. I'm talking less than a second and the officers feared for their safety," said John Rivera with Miami PBA.

Detectives said two officers were on the scene but only one discharged his weapon.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now taking the lead in the investigation.

Stay with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.

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