A suspected car thief fleeing a traffic stop was shot and killed last night in Liberty City by a Miami Beach cop working on a county anti-robbery team.
Details are still sparse -- with a Miami-Dade police spokeswoman this morning declining to name the cop or the victim to Riptide -- but she confirmed the Beach cop killed the man after 8 p.m. near NW 6th Avenue and 75th Street. The man was suspected of stealing an SUV in Palm County, Local 10 reports.
The Beach cop was working with a county-wide team called the Robbery Intervention Detail when the suspect's car was spotted.
It's not clear if he was armed or threatened police as he fled from the stop.
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"I looked out the window and saw a man in a white T-shirt running from in front of my house to the house next door," a neighbor near the shooting tells Channel 10.
Miami-Dade police expect to release more information about the shooting later today; we'll update this post when we learn more.