Miami Police Fatally Shoot Armed Bicyclist

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

MIAMI, FL (WFLX)--- Miami police say an officer has fatally shot a suspect for the second time in nine days.

Police Chief Miguel Exposito says Officer Ricardo Martinez was among other officers and federal immigration agents who spotted two men riding bicycles shortly after midnight Friday in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

One of the men was carrying a shotgun.

Detectives say the two men may have been involved in an earlier
robbery.

According to investigators, Martinez and a federal agent each fired a shot that struck the armed bicyclist. He died at a hospital. The other man fled into the neighborhood but was later
apprehended.

Martinez fatally shot a teen during a robbery sting last week.
He was cleared to work earlier this week.