Miami-Dade police fatally shoot hit-and-run suspect after brief scuffle


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MIAMI SPRINGS, Florida — Police officers fatally shot a driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash that injured a man in South Florida.

Miami-Dade police say the shooting happened Tuesday after the driver struck multiple vehicles as officers pursued him on State Road 826. The driver eventually abandoned the vehicle in Miami Springs and attempted to flee. The suspect attacked an officer who tried to arrest him. During a fight for the officer's firearm, a backup officer arrived and shot the man.

The officer was not seriously injured in the scuffle.

The man was suspected of striking a pedestrian in Pinecrest and fleeing the scene earlier Tuesday. The victim is listed in serious condition in a hospital.

An investigation is continuing.

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