MIAMI – An off-duty Miami police officer fatally shot a man who was attempting to break into a home while his 13-year-old son was inside, investigators said.
The shooting happened Monday afternoon in a West Miami-Dade County neighborhood where the officer's ex-wife lives, news outlets reported.
The teen called his parents and told them someone was trying to break into the back of the house, Miami-Dade police detective Kristopher Welch told WSVN.
“His father, a City of Miami Police officer, responded on scene, confronted the subject, shots were fired," Welch said.
Neighbor Raul Artiles told the television station he heard loud booms. “Somebody shooting with a pistol, like 10 or 13 times.”
The 30-year-old suspected robber was taken to a hospital where he died, investigators said. The teen and his father were not injured.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.