Off-duty police officer reportedly shot at in North Miami Beach; no injuries reported – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are investigating after a police officer was reportedly shot at in North Miami Beach.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in the area of Northeast 19th Avenue and 183rd Street.

According to Miami-Dade Police, an off-duty Miami-Dade Police Officer was with his family in his personal car, traveling southbound on 18th Road, when he attempted to turn left and a subject fired at his car, hitting the fender.

The officer nor his family was injured.

The description of the officer’s personal car is unclear.

Detectives have put out a Be On The Lookout alert in search of an adult male who was seen leaving the scene in a late-model Genesis car, either dark gray or black.

North Miami Beach Police called the shooting a “road rage incident” on X.

A witness, speaking to 7News off camera, said a single shot was fired.

He said he thought it was a tire popping and then saw a black Lincoln Navigator turned into a plaza with a bullet hole in the back of it.

A neighbor who has lived in the area for decades said she was shocked to see the scene unfold on Tuesday.

“People are getting so bold. They just don’t seem to care anymore,” said Janis Sessions.

Officers placed an evidence sticker on the back driver’s side of the Navigator.

“I hope everything will be alright and everybody is okay,” said Sessions.

As of 10 p.m., the shooter was still at large.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is currently leading the investigation.

If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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