Murder suspect shot dead by Miami-Dade police near Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

A murder suspect is dead after a police-involved shooting Monday afternoon outside the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, authorities said. 

Miami-Dade police Detective Jennifer Capote said the police-involved shooting occurred near the county jail.

"My window faces the jail, and I heard approximately five to six shots in rapid succession," Sam Jochananov, who owns TGI Bail Bonds, said. 

A photo taken from the scene shows authorities pumping the chest of the suspect. 

Sky 10 was flying above shortly after the man's body was covered by a yellow tarp on the pavement next to an SUV outside the facility.

Multiple shell casings could be seen on the ground. 

The driver's side window of the SUV was shattered.

"I definitely heard it. I looked out the window to see after a couple of seconds of waiting, making sure there was no more rounds being fired," Jochananov said. "I went outside the office and right away police cars were coming up."

Police said the suspect was wanted in a murder case out of the city of Miami.

Authorities said Miami-Dade police were assisting Miami police officers in the case when they spotted the suspect in a vehicle near the jail.

Police said officers cornered the vehicle and shots were fired as officers approached the suspect. 

Police said two Miami-Dade police officers discharged their weapons and the 37-year-old suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A hand was recovered at the scene, authorities said. 

The officers involved in the shooting have not been identified. 

Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department spokesman Juan Diasgranados said the shooting did not happen on jail grounds and did not involve any corrections officers.

Diasgranados said the jail was on lockdown.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting. 

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