Two Dead in Florida Police-Involved Shooting

MIRAMAR, Fla. --

Miramar police are investigating a police-involved shooting that left two people dead Tuesday night.

According to police, the officers were working a narcotics investigation at Southwest 82nd Avenue and 25th Street, outside a townhouse in the Tuscany development, when the shooting happened.

Officers said they witnessed brothers Herson Hilaire, 29, and Hedson Hilaire, 33, participating in drug activity. Police said they tried to stop the men, but officers said it did not work.

According to police, Herson Hilaire hit an officer with a Honda, and officers opened fire, killing both brothers.

Residents in the area heard the gunfire.

"It was like boom, boom, boom -- one right after the other," said resident Margie Bruzina.

"I just heard five pops," said a resident who identifies herself as Twan.

Police were concerned there were additional suspects. A police perimeter was set up in the area, and officers from Pembroke Pines, Miramar and the Broward Sheriff's Office could be seen driving into the neighborhood. Police helicopters were brought in, along with SWAT teams.

Residents were ordered to stay inside as police combed the complex for hours. No other suspects were found.

Several officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The officer who was hit by the vehicle was taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover.

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