Teens Remain Stable After Miami-Dade Police-Involved Shooting

Two teens remained in stable condition Tuesday a day after they were injured in a police-involved shooting involving Miami-Dade officers in Miami Gardens.

Miami-Dade police said the officers were tracking a stolen Mercedes SUV when it stopped in the parking lot at 17951 Northwest 27th Avenue Monday morning. When the officers got out of their vehicle, the SUV drove into their vehicle then almost ran over an officer and hot another police vehicle, police said.

Two of the three officers at the scene opened fire on the SUV, which fled the scene, police said. The SUV was followed to Scott Park in Miami where the 17-year-old driver tried to flee on foot but was caught, police said. Another suspect was also caught.

Police said two other people who were in the SUV, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, were taken to local hospitals. The 17-year-old had a gunshot wound to the head and the 15-year-old had a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.

The teen who was driving the SUV is expected to face charges of grand theft auto and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

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