Carjacking suspect fatally shot by police after jumping in Miami River

A carjacking suspect was fatally shot by police Friday morning after police cornered him in the Miami River.

Sky 10 was above the scene Friday morning as the stolen vehicle was being pursued by police.

Authorities said the pursuit started about 7:15 a.m. in northwest Miami-Dade when the suspect ran from police and stole a Brown BMW SUV as officers served a warrant at a home. 

Police chased the man to the city of Miami where he turned into a dead end and nearly struck a police vehicle. 

The suspect then fled toward Northwest 21st Street and 14th Avenue, where he bailed out of the SUV he was driving and carjacked a woman at gunpoint, taking off again in her black Mazda SUV. 

Armed police officers surrounded a Miami River bridge on Northwest 27th Avenue, between 17th Street and 20th Street, where the suspect drove the stolen vehicle underneath the bridge and apparently bailed out.

The bridge was in the upright position.

A view from Sky 10 showed the suspect in the water as police had their guns pointed at him while some were standing on land and others were on boats.

Police officers threw a rope and a life ring in the water for the suspect. The suspect could be seen speaking to officers before briefly going under water. 

Multiple police agencies assisted in trying to apprehend the suspect. 

Miami-Dade police confirmed its negotiators were at the scene, and said at least one officer was forced to shoot the suspect. 

The suspect was dragged onto a fireboat about two hours after the ordeal began and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The 27th Avenue Bridge was closed as authorities cleared the scene. 

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