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Officer shot, suspect killed during drug sting

MIAMI (WFLX) - A Miami-Dade police officer is shot during a drug sting.

Officers say they went to a home to bust a suspected marijuana grow house when detectives asked for consent to search the home.

They say a car pulled up and a man got out and started shooting. "It's tough. We've seen this so many times. I can't tell you how many times we've been in this same location, discussing this same thing. It's a bit frustrating as you know," said Det. Roy Rutland, Miami-Dade police officer. "Thankfully, in this situation, we have a detective that may be okay; our fingers are crossed." 

Officers returned gunfire and killed the gunman. The officer was shot in the stomach but is expected to survive.

A second suspect was wounded and is now in police custody.

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