Police: Officers fatally shoot murder suspect by county jail

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 07:15:57-04

MIAMI (AP) -- Police in Florida say officers shot and killed a murder suspect near Miami-Dade County's main jail.

The Miami Herald reports the shooting occurred Monday afternoon in front of a group of bail bond offices across from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Officials say the shooting wasn't related to the jail.

A Miami-Dade police spokesman says detectives tracked down the murder suspect and approached his SUV. Two officers opened fire, and the 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A gun was found near the shooting site, but it wasn't immediately clear if the suspect ever pointed it at officers.

Police believe the suspect had used a screwdriver to kill another man a few days earlier and then stole his SUV. Officials weren't immediately naming the man.