Suspect found dead after barricading himself in Midtown Miami condominium building
MIAMI – Police found a suspect who barricaded himself inside a condominium unit in Midtown Miami dead after a police shooting and a period of attempted negotiation, authorities confirmed.
According to Miami police, officers were called to a building in the area of Buena Vista Boulevard and Northeast 34th Street just before 3 am regarding a suspicious person in the lobby of a building who was carrying a long rifle and wearing body armor.
Police said officers were forced to fire when they encountered the suspect, who refused to follow verbal commands and slammed the door shut on them.
Police said they negotiated with the man because they heard music coming from the unit, but officers entered after some time and found him dead.
Police are investigating whether the suspect killed himself or if a shot from police killed him.
No officers were injured.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
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