1 Person Dead After Police Involved Shooting In Overtown

Published On: Nov 17 2011 01:21:17 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 01 2011 12:28:42 PM EST
MIAMI, Fla -

One person is dead after a police involved shooting in Overtown early Saturday.

Family members identified him as Lynn Weatherspoon. Family members said Weatherspoon was throwing a party at an apartment complex at Northwest 1st Avenue and 15th Street.

Family members said Weatherspoon was walking to a corner store when he ran into a group of Miami police officers, traveling in a dark tinted SUV. Witnesses said the officers came out with their guns drawn.

Miami police said the officers were responding to calls about shots fired in the area. When they arrived, officers saw Weatherspoon with a gun. After a confrontation, an officer shot and killed him, police said.

"We don?t know why he was out there with a hand gun in his hand. The officers supposedly identified themselves," said Miguel Exposito, City of Miami Police Chief.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

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