Roads shut down as police search for two armed men
Updated On: Feb 20 2013 07:38:42 PM EST
Several roads remain shut down in South Miami-Dade Wednesday morning, as police continue to search for two men who are believed to be armed and dangerous.
Police say at least three men shot at officers with high-powered guns Tuesday night, before a massive fire broke out at a Kendall home.
Detectives say they arrested 29-year old Brian Howell overnight. They say they are still looking for Dell DiGiovanni, 50, and Michael DiGiovanni, 27. The men are believed to be father and son.
As of early Wednesday morning, a police perimeter is set up between SW 157th and SW 152nd Avenues between Miller Drive and 60th Street. Police say the area is shut down to traffic during the morning commute as they continue to search for the suspects.
The three men are suspected of shooting at narcotics detectives when they were called to a house at 15415 SW 57th Street just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Officers returned fire, but believe three or more people escaped from the home.
Soon, officers said they noticed the house had caught on fire. Details as to how the fire started are unknown. Local 10's Janine Stanwood reported firefighters had to back off the house because it is not secure. As of early Wednesday morning, the fire was still burning.
According to detectives, crews will search through the rubble beginning at sunrise.
Police have opened up more roads since Tuesday night. Initially they had shut down 56th Street to 64th Street and 157th Avenue to 142nd Avenue during the search. Local 10's Ross Palombo reported several random people were held at gunpoint in the confusion.
No officer injuries were reported.
Anyone with information about the crimes or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).
Stay tuned to Local 10 and refresh Local10.com for more details as they emerge.