MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer was shot in Miami Gardens, officials said.
The incident occurred just after 10:30 a.m., Monday, in the area of NW 152nd Street and 22nd Avenue.
7Skyforce hovered over the scene where heavy police presence was visible as well as a large perimeter set up in the vicinity. A red pickup truck could also be seen at the scene of the shooting. It is unclear if the truck was being driven by the officer or suspects involved.
According to police, the incident occurred after an altercation between two men escalated, resulting in the officer being grazed in the head by a bullet.
The suspects fled the scene and are currently at large.
SWAT members could be seen going door-to-door searching for the suspects.
According to a witness, he first heard a single gunshot followed by multiple gunshots in quick succession.
The injured officer was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
Rainbow Park Elementary has also been placed on lockdown as police continue to investigate.
Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.
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