GOULDS, Fla. (AP) _ Investigators plan to question a Miami-Dade
County police officer who fatally shot a man while investigating a
report of a theft at a mall.
A police report says a struggle broke out when the officer tried
to arrest 31-year-old Joseph Lumpkin Sunday night near Southland
Mall in Goulds, about 45 minutes south of Miami.
Officials say a security officer pointed Lumpkin out to the
officer, who chased him through a neighborhood. When the officer
caught up to him, the two grappled for the gun which discharged.
One shot pierced Lumpkin's chest.
He died at the scene. An autopsy has been planned for Monday.
Witnesses say they saw police chasing a man, heard what sounded
like a shot and then saw an officer performing CPR on a person on