Miami-Dade Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect

police_2013MIAMI (AP) — A police officer is recovering from stab wounds and a suspect is dead following a confrontation near Miami International Airport.

Miami-Dade police responded to a shooting call around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the wounded officer. The dead suspect was nearby. It wasn’t clear how the officer was stabbed or what kind of weapon was used.

Police say the 54-year-old officer — whose name has not been released — was approached by a suspicious man at a Shell gas station near the airport. A violent confrontation occurred during which the officer was stabbed multiple times before he pulled his gun and fired.

The suspect died at the scene and the officer was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The suspect’s name has not been released. An investigation continues.

Source: The Associated Press