Man suspected of killing his wife exchanges gunfire with a police officer

MIAMI (AP) — A man exchanged gunfire with an officer shortly after calling 911 to report he had shot his wife at their Miami home, police said.

But it is not yet known whether the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot or a shot fired by the officer who entered the Little Havana home on Monday afternoon, police said in A press release.

The responding officer entered the house and found a woman who had been injured, the report said.

As the officer continued to walk through the house, he “was confronted by an elderly man with a gun,” Miami Chief Manny Morales told the media.

The officer exchanged gunfire with the man before walking outside to await the arrival of other officers, police said.

Officers returned to the home and found the man dead, according to the news release.

First responders rescued the woman but she died at the scene, according to the report.

The street where the couple lived remained closed to traffic for much of the night while police investigated.

Police have not released the names of the man, woman or officer. If it is determined that the man was killed by bullets from the officer’s gun, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will take the lead in the investigation, according to a news release.