- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man after he heard a woman screaming for help in Miami.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat said in a news release that the officer fired his weapon after seeing a knife-wielding man and the bloodied woman while he was on patrol around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

The man died at the scene.

The news release says the woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she was in critical condition Thursday.

Authorities haven’t disclosed the relationship between the man and woman.

Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz called the officer a hero, saying he saved the life of an innocent bystander.

The names and race of those involved hasn’t been released. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.


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