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Miami-Dade officer critical after shooting; suspect killed

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MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase. Officials say the suspect smashed his vehicle into a police cruiser and another car while trying to flee Monday night in the Liberty City neighborhood as officers responded to a reported armed robbery. Police say “an altercation ensued and shots were fired.” The suspect died at the scene. The officer was in critical condition. Police Chief Alfredo Ramirez called for unity, saying the community and law enforcement have to “stand as one” while the case is investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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