Police Fatally Shoot and Tased a Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video in Miami Beach, FL

Police Fatally Shoot and Tased a Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video in Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach police fatally shot a man suspected of holding up a bank Saturday in a graphic encounter that was caught on camera.

Police say the man walked into a Bank of America branch around 10:30 a.m. that morning and passed a note to the teller stating he had a bomb.

“My understanding is that he did not get any proceeds,” Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters in a press conference Saturday. “He did not get any money.”

Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video
Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video

After the man left the bank empty-handed, police found him at a barbershop a block away from the bank and he “remained there for a period of time,” Oates said.

When the man emerged, he had removed his shirt and was holding a straight razor, the police chief said.

Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video
Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video

“He was challenged by the officers in the street, and at some point during that confrontation, he raised his hand with a straight edged razor in it and he was shot,” Oates said.

Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video
Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video

In a graphic and disturbing video taken across the street from the incident, the man can be seen surrounded by at least four police officers. They speak to him for about two minutes before the man is shot and falls backwards.

Oates said an officer fired two shots

Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video
Police Fatally Shoot Shirtless Bank Robbery Suspect On Video
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