SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FL (WSVN) – The suspect was later taken to hospital, police said, that officers were forced to open fire at The Falls shopping center in Southwest Miami-Dade, the first time the suspect was taken to hospital. Two weeks of shooting in the South. Florida mall
Miami-Dade police and rescuers were called to a shopping center at 8888 SW 136th St. in response to shoplifting around 8pm Friday.
According to police, response officers identified the suspect stealing shoes and chasing the man outside Macy’s when they were outside.Police said the man pulled a weapon from his belt, forcing the officer to shoot and kick the leg. Of the man
Police later determined that the weapon the man pulled was a knife in the form of a gun. That weapon has been restored.
Doctors transported the man to Jackson South Medical Center in a critical but stable condition, his identity still unknown.
Police said no officers were injured during the shooting.
Friday night shooting in The Falls was the second shoot at the South Florida mall in the past week.
On Saturday, five people had to be taken to hospital after a shooting in Aventura Mall following an altercation between the two groups.
Although many have been detained in the Aventura Mall shootings, police have not yet determined whether they made an arrest in the case.
The Falls shooting is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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