MIAMI — A police detective fatally shot a man who authorities say tried to escape as he was being taken into custody following a traffic stop in Miami.

Miami-Dade police said in a news release that detectives with the Crime Suppression Team stopped a red Nissan on Wednesday night and conducted a routine records check. They learned that both men inside the vehicle had open arrest warrants.

As detectives went back to the car to arrest the men, one of the suspects ran. One of the detectives followed him and after a confrontation, shots were fired.

Police say 27-year-old Rodderick Ford, who was black, died at a nearby hospital. The detectives weren’t injured.

The officer who shot Ford is a white, 17-year veteran of the department. He’s been placed on administrative duty while state officials investigate the shooting.

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