Shots Fired at Miami Police Officer During Traffic Stop

Four people were taken into custody after shots were fired at a Miami Police officer during a Friday morning traffic stop, authorities said.

Lance Deshawn Moore, 28, of Miami Gardens faces numerous charges for the shooting including attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to police, the officer had stopped the car just after 4:15 a.m. in the area of Southwest 43rd Avenue and 5th Terrace and was shot at before he could get out of his car.

Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat said Moore stepped outside the vehicle and shot at the officer during the stop. The officer was not injured, but his vehicle was struck by gunfire and disabled, police said.

Fallat said the officer radioed a description of the vehicle and it was stopped a short time later. Four people were taken into custody, two men and two women, officials said. Moore was later charged.

The officer wasn't physically injured, Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

"There were no physical injuries but he's obviously shaken," Llanes said.

It's unclear whether the other three people taken into custody will face charges.

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