Miami-Dade officer shot, suspect killed in shootout

MIAMI, Fla. -- Miami-Dade police are investigating a shootout that left a detective critically wounded and a suspect dead.

Residents in the area told The Miami Herald on Tuesday that shots broke out as officers apparently sought to bust a suspected marijuana grow house, but police weren't releasing details.

A police spokesman says the officer was alert and conscious when he arrived at a Miami trauma center.

Police spokesman Detective Roy Rutland said the detective was shot multiple times in the abdomen. He was in critical but stable condition Tuesday night after surgery at the hospital.

The newspaper reported that the man who fired at officers was killed while a second suspect was wounded and in custody.

Police remained at the scene Tuesday evening, and traffic was blocked off in the neighborhood.

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