Two Doral, FL, officers were wounded in a shooting Friday morning near Miami-Dade police headquarters. The man who opened fire on them was shot dead by police, authorities say.
One of the officers was hit in the chest, leg and arm. He was wearing body armor, police say. That officer is in serious but stable condition after being rushed to a trauma center, Local10 reports.
A second officer was grazed in the cheek by glass or shrapnel.
“It’s a stark reminder of the danger our officers face every day,” said Rey Valdes, public information officer for Doral police.
The incident apparently began as an argument between two men and then one man started chasing the other in his car. One of the cars slammed into a tree.
As officers arrived, the suspect jumped out of that car and started shooting at police, who returned fire, Valdes said.
A man driving a box truck also got caught in the crossfire and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Valdes said.