MIAMI (WSVN) – A second suspected robber related to the shootout that left a Miami-Dade Police officer preventing for his life was shot and killed throughout a showdown with officers in Miami Springs, police have confirmed.
Miami-Dade Police officers on Tuesday executed a search warrant on the Extended Stay America Suites alongside Fairway Drive associated to Monday evening’s taking pictures.
“He is part of the overall investigation,” mentioned MDPD Director Alfredo Ramirez.
Investigators mentioned officers exchanged gunfire on the lodge.
A lodge visitor mentioned she heard the suspect.
“[He said], ‘I’m not scared; I’ll kill you all. I’m not scared,’” she mentioned.
Police confirmed the suspect they had been on the lookout for was killed.
The newest growth on the continued investigation comes as MDPD Officer Cesar Echevarry stays in crucial situation at Ryder Trauma Center.
Friends and colleagues anxiously anticipate any information on their brother in blue.
“There are long days ahead, and we all need to be strong,” mentioned Ramirez. “He’s with his parents right now, he’s with his fiancée, he’s with his sister and with his law enforcement family.
Paramedics rushed the five-year veteran of the department to the hospital after he was injured in a shootout between officers and armed robbery suspect Jeremy Horton near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 62nd Street, Monday night.
Investigators were looking for a white car involved in an earlier robbery in Dania Beach. Later that evening, officers spotted a vehicle matching the description and were led on a short pursuit before the car crashed.
Detectives said Horton took off before he exchanged gunfire with officers. Echevarry and Horton were both struck.
Horton was pronounced dead at the scene, and Echevarry was transported to the hospital.
“We stand together praying for him, and we will not quit. I can tell you that right now,” mentioned Ramirez.
7News has realized Horton has a prison historical past.
Police haven’t elaborated on the incident on the Extended Stay or the suspect who was killed there.
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