An inmate who escaped a correctional facility in New Hampshire was shot and killed by a police officer in Miami Beach. The incident occurred on July 21st when Darien Young walked away from the Calumet House transitional housing unit, a facility for prisoner re-entry in Manchester, and failed to return.
Six days later, Miami Beach police received a 911 call reporting a violent man at a Victoria’s Secret store. Upon arrival, they encountered a man armed with a knife who was threatening two individuals. In response to the imminent danger, an officer discharged their weapon, striking the suspect. After Young was shot by the officer, he was then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. Young later succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing the gunshots and described the scene as chaotic. Video footage showed police evacuating nearby shops and officers rushing towards the store as two people emerged, embracing each other.
Young, 29, had been incarcerated for charges related to controlled drugs, burglary, and other offenses. He was eligible for parole on July 31st.
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections expressed their condolences for the loss of life and confirmed Young’s escape from the Calumet House transitional housing unit. Young’s escape and subsequent actions led to the tragic outcome in Miami Beach. An investigation into the circustances that surrounded the shooting will be conducted.
As the investigation continues, authorities will be examining the circumstances surrounding Young’s escape and the events leading up to the attempted robbery. It is crucial to identify any potential gaps in security protocols and address them to prevent similar incidents in the future.