Hundreds of South Beach spring breakers fled for safety Saturday night in Miami Beach, Fla., after hearing gunfire, according to reports.
The department confirmed the shooting in a Twitter post.
"An MBPD Officer was flagged down regarding a male with a firearm inside an establishment on Ocean Drive. Contact was made with an armed male resulting in Officers discharging their firearms," the message said.
Earlier in the day, the department announced it would be removing crowds from the area. It's unclear if the shooting was related to those efforts.
Police didn't immediately give an update on the suspect's medical condition or if he faces any charges.