Officer, suspect wounded in apparent Miami drug bust

9:52 PM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
A shooting has left one person dead and a Miami-Dade Police officer with several gunshot wounds. (Gio Benitez/CBSMiami)
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MIAMI (CBS4) - A shooting that erupted in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood Tuesday night left one person dead and two others shot, one of them a veteran Miami-Dade Police detective

The shooting happened at a home near Coral Way and SW 60 Avenue just before 7 p.m. Officers have set up a perimeter around the neighborhood because they believe one suspect is still on the loose. CBS4 News has learned that SWAT officers are going yard to yard looking for a possible suspect.

Miami-Dade Police Detective James Loftus told CBS4's Jim DeFede officers went to the home on a drug operation. Police received a tip that there was a grow house being operated at the residence. When detectives went to the house to ask the occupants for consent to search the house, a car pulled up from the street and a man got out of the car and began firing at the officers.

Officers returned fire on the driver and killed him. The injured officer was transported by air rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital and rushed into surgery. He is reportedly in critical condition.

The detective's identification is unknown, as is the extent of his injuries.

Sources say the other person that was injured is a possible suspect and is believed to be in police custody.

Sources say the operation was part of a drug task force that included state and federal agents, including the FBI.

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