Miami-Dade County

SWAT Officers Shoot at Armed Teen While Serving Warrant at NW Miami-Dade Home

17-year-old in custody was already on probation for firearms charges, officials said

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A 17-year-old who was shot at during a confrontation with police was taken into custody after a SWAT standoff at a northwest Miami-Dade home Thursday morning.

Miami-Dade Police officials said SWAT officers had gone to the home in the Brownsville neighborhood, located near Northwest 49th Avenue and 23rd Street, to serve a warrant for firearms possession.

According to police, when SWAT officers arrived around 5 a.m., they were confronted by the teen, who was armed. At least one officer opened fire but didn't hit the teen.

The teen ran up some stairs and barricaded himself in the house, where other people were inside. He tossed the gun he had into a building next door, police said.

After negotiations with police, the teen surrendered, and a gun was retrieved, police said.

The family of the teen, who they identified as Joshua Pacheco, was inside the home when the search warrant happened.

"My son was scared when he saw that they fired at him, so he tried to leave through the other side, who wouldn't?" his mother said.

Police said the teen had been on probation for firearm charges from earlier this year.

"Once we found out who he was and of course we realized he is on probation for firearm charges," Miami-Dade Police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta said.

Police said the teen would be charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or delinquent, attempted tampering with physical evidence and grand theft.

No one was injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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