Authorities are investigating a shooting at The Falls in Kendall, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
The incident occurred at the Macy's store at SW 92nd Avenue & SW 136th Street.
According to investigators, officers were called by Macy's personnel in reference to a shoplifter at around 8:20 p.m. Officers arrived, identified the suspect, and proceeded to try to detain him.
The suspect pulled out what officers believed to be a gun. Officers then shot at the suspect, striking his lower extremities.
The suspect was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition.
It was later determined that the weapon was not a firearm, but a knife.
No other injuries were reported.