An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer working security at a Liberty City Walmart was shot in the arm Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald.
The officer was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in a patrol car. News footage showed him walking in to the hospital.
Exactly who shot him was unclear. Footage shot from a television news helicopter showed what appeared to be a body covered by a yellow tarp between two cars in the parking lot.
As fellow officers, brass and police-union officials rushed to the hospital, Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez tweeted out: “We ask for support and prayers from the community. More info to come as we get it. Please be patient while we sort things out and acquire more information.”
#BREAKING Sources tell @CBSMiami Miami-Dade Police officer shot at a WalMart at 3200 NW 79th Street pic.twitter.com/hwOrdWWafJ— Miguel Fernandez (@miguelcbs4) December 6, 2017
This is a breaking news story and more information will be added as learned.
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