CRIME

Chief: Miami police officer shoots, wounds man holding a metal pipe in a downtown park

Miami Police officers at the scene where a man holding a pipe has been shot by a Miami police officer in a downtown park ,Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Miami. The man’s condition and identity were not immediately available. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Miami Police officers at the scene where a man holding a pipe has been shot by a Miami police officer in a downtown park ,Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Miami. The man’s condition and identity were not immediately available. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a man holding a metal pipe has been shot and wounded by a Miami police officer in a downtown park.

Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes said the shooting occurred Thursday morning after officers responded to calls about a violent disturbance at Gibson Park. He says the man was shot when he refused to drop the pipe.

The man's condition and identity weren't immediately available. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The nature of the disturbance was not immediately clear.

Llanes said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.