NEW: Rookie Florida officer shoots, kills man who was stabbing woman 


A rookie Florida officer who was on his way home from work ended up involved in a fatal shooting on Sunday morning. 

The Miami police officer was driving by Miami Lakes Middle School when he saw a man stabbing a 27-year-old woman, Javier Ortiz, president of Miami Fraternal Order of Police, told the Miami Herald.

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The woman was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital where she is listed in good condition.

"If it wasn't for the swift actions of this officer, there is no doubt in my mind that we would not have had just one homicide here, we would've had a victim that was tragically killed," Ortiz told the Miami Herald. 

A neighbor told the Miami Herald that he saw part of the incident. He said that the two were inside a truck when the police officer arrived. 

The shooting happened after the man, armed with a knife raised, exited the truck, Walter Villereal told the Miami Herald.

Read more at the Miami Herald

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