Heavy police presence in Miami Springs connected to Monday night’s shooting of MDPD officer

MIAMI SPRINGS – The massive police operation taking place in Miami Springs is connected to the Monday night time shooting that left a Miami-Dade officer in crucial situation.

According to MDPD Director Freddy Ramirez, all of it occurred Tuesday afternoon when the division’s Special Response Team was executing a search warrant at an Extended Stay resort in the 100 block of Fairway Drive.

A supply acquainted with the investigation shared a number of particulars concerning the case with CBS4’s Jim DeFede.

The supply stated the shooting occurred after detectives from a number of jurisdictions – BSO, MDPD, FBI and ATF – arrange surveillance on the resort.

According to the supply, the resort was the place Jeremy Willie Horton and his confederate stayed prior to an armed theft in Dania Beach.

As police watched the resort, they found that there have been different folks in the room as properly, together with some kids and the youngsters’s moms.

It appeared that the group was preparing to pack up and checkout of the resort to go away the world. The ladies had left the room to go to the shop and choose up provides.

Miami-Dade’s SRT entered the room and quietly obtained the children out earlier than the shooting occurred.

A police picture exhibiting the AK-47 discovered contained in the room the place SRT killed an armed suspect.

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The suspect, who has not been recognized but, reportedly had an AK-47 with him in the lavatory. SWAT officers shot and killed him.

It’s not identified if the person ever fired the assault weapon on the officers.

Ramirez confirmed this case is an element of a bigger theft investigation out of Broward County – one which finally led to officer Cesar Echaverry being shot in Liberty City the night time earlier than.

According to police, Robbery Intervention Detail detectives noticed a automobile that was concerned in an armed theft in the world of NW 62 Street and NW 17 Avenue.

They pulled the motive force over however he refused to get out of the automobile, in accordance to CBS4 information associate The Miami Herald.

In an try to escape, the motive force sped off, putting the detectives’ autos.

The officers gave chase earlier than it got here to an finish close to NW 62 Street and 10 Avenue. The suspects then bailed out of the automobile.

“An altercation ensued and shots were fired resulting in both the officer and subject shot,” in accordance to a police press launch.

Echaverry was shot in the pinnacle, whereas Horton was killed.

Echaverry stays in crucial situation in the hospital.

Stay with CBSMiami.com for updates on this growing story.

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