Miami police officer on way home shoots and kills a man stabbing a woman, cops say

A rookie Miami police officer fatally shot a man stabbing a woman in Miami Lakes on Sunday morning, according to the head of the local police union.

Javier Ortiz, president of Miami Fraternal Order of Police, said the officer heading home from work saw a woman being stabbed near Miami Lakes Middle School, 6425 Miami Lakeway North.

Ortiz said the officer will be put on desk duty during the investigation.

“On behalf of the FOP, there is no doubt in our mind that when the investigation is completed, this officer will be declared a hero,” Ortiz said. “If it wasn’t for the swift actions of this officer, we would not only have had just one homicide here, we would’ve had a victim that would’ve been tragically injured.”

The woman was taken by helicopter to Ryder Trauma Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

This bulletin will be updated as more information becomes available.