Man killed in Opa-locka after reportedly attacking officer

A man, identified by family as 25-year-old Cornelius Brown, was killed in a police-involved shooting in Opa-locka

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a police shooting of a 25-year-old in Opa-Locka.

Reports are that early Wednesday morning, an officer saw Cornelius Brown at a convenience store, acting carelessly. When the officer drove into the parking lot, Brown walked away. The officer then followed in his patrol car.

When Brown reached NW 32nd Avenue, officers report that Brown jumped on the patrol car and smashed the windshield, then turned towards the officers, who shot him. It is also alleged that Brown had a broomstick which he used to attack the officers.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brown’s family reports that Brown had mental issues, but was never violent. They have also said that the shooting was not justified and have hired an attorney.

 

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