The exchange of fire occurred after a robbery in Miami and detective César Echaverry was seriously injured.
A second suspect in shooting after a robbery on Monday in Miami, Florida (USA), where a police officer was seriously injured, was killed by officers during a chase, local media reported on Wednesday. Jaime Robles, 34, was shot to death Tuesday night after a shooting at a Miami Springs hotel as police executed a search warrant, according to reports on Local 10 television. death of another suspect, Jeremy Horton, 32, during a car chase on public roads.
This Wednesday, Miami-Dade County Police Department (MDPD) agent César Echaverry remains “fighting for his life” at the Ryder Trauma Center, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to the same media. Echaverry, 29, “is in critical condition” in the aforementioned hospital, to which he was transported on Monday night shortly after “being shot in an altercation” in the northwest of this city, said Alfredo Ramírez, director of the MDPD.
According to local media, the Police of this county received a notice on Monday about an armed robbery suspect in neighboring Broward County, north of Miami, who had managed to flee. The vehicle in which the suspect, Jeremy Horton, was traveling was located that night and surrounded by Miami-Dade Police patrol cars, but the driver rammed his car into the police and managed to make his way to escape. A chase then ensued which ended when the vehicle Horton was driving collided with a car with three people inside, all of whom were injured, and then with an electric utility pole. Horton got out of the vehicle and fled, which led to a shootout in which Echaverry, 29, was injured in the head. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was shot dead by officers.
According to sources cited by Local 10, Horton and Robles robbed an employee at a Dania Beach convenience store on Monday afternoon, setting off a chain of events that would end with their deaths and the officer seriously injured.
The players of the Miami Marlins, a professional baseball team from the United States based in Miami, dedicated a shirt to the Hispanic police officer on Wednesday. “On Monday, Miami Dade Police Department Detective Cesar Echaverry suffered a serious gunshot wound during a robbery investigation. As he continues to fight for his life, please join us in supporting his recovery,” the team wrote today. baseball on his Twitter account. The tweet shows a white jersey with the team’s badge and the number 9 on the back.
Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s investigation into the incident has begun and investigators are working to determine who fired which bullets, including the one the MDPD officer received, Local 10 News confirmed. In a brief appearance with the press around midnight on Monday, the mayor of the county, Daniella Levine Cava, and the local police chief, asked for the solidarity of the community with the agent and his family.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.