By CBS Miami
A man armed with an assault rifle was killed in a shootout with police and FBI agents not far from Miami International Airport.
On dramatic cell phone video of the shootout, dozens of shots can be heard. The exchange of gunfire lasted for nearly a minute.
(A witness captured the sound of dozens of shots being fired near Miami International Airport between police and a suspect with an AK-47 rifle. Courtesy of NBC News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 21, 2018.)
It all began with the FBI’s search on Wednesday for Alexander Carballido, 40, an ex-con on probation and released from prison in July after serving a ten-year sentence for carjacking and assaulting a police officer, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Records show he had also been arrested for attempted murder.
Carballido started a Facebook page a week after he got out of prison.
Federal agents requested assistance from joint FBI/Miami/Miami Dade fugitive task force in tracking down Carballido who was wanted for a home invasion on Wednesday, Sept. 19th.
Investigators believe he and the victim may have met through a dating app.
By tracking his cell phone, the task force was able to locate Carballido. He took off and a chase ensued with Carballido firing from his car and striking an unmarked police vehicle chasing him.
“This was like from a movie,” said one law enforcement source.
One man said he saw Carballido whiz past him.
(Victim of home invasion identifies violent armed burglar as Alexander Carballido, a man wanted by FBI. On Thursday night, FBI agents were at the scene of a fatal police-involved shooting. Courtesy of WPLG Local 10 and YouTube. Posted on Sep 20, 2018.)
“I saw the guy in the grey Altima hit the median and fly by at a high rate of speed,” he said.
“This guy was just driving careless. He was just so reckless. He didn’t care if his life ended that day,” said another witness.
The chase ended in the area of Northwest 7th Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue.
Carballido reportedly opened fire on police and agents with an AK-47.
Eighteen officers returned fire; five Miami police officers, eight Miami-Dade police officers, and five FBI agents.
“The subject in the case fled the scene. He was armed. Law enforcement officers from the City of Miami, the FBI., and Miami-Dade police department exchanged gunfire with this subject and the subject is now deceased,” said F.B.I. special agent Brian Waterman.
There is police body cam video of the shooting.
(A man armed with an assault rifle was killed in a shootout with police and FBI agents not far from Miami International Airport. Courtesy of CBS Miami and YouTube. Posted on Sep 21, 2018.)