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3 Miami-Dade police officers wounded, 1 killed in traffic stop

Discussion in 'News & Events' started by Ree, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Ree

    Ree Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if they got the shooter yet?

    Sept. 13, 2007 11:10 AM

    CUTLER BAY, Fla. - A gunman killed a police officer and injured three others during a traffic stop Thursday, triggering a manhunt in a suburban Miami neighborhood, officials said.

    Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez confirmed that one of officers died. All four had been brought to hospitals, but authorities refused to release further information on them because they were trying to notify their families.

    The officers were conducting burglary surveillance when they stopped the man because he was driving a car erratically, said Linda O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. The man opened fire with a high-powered weapon and fled. It was not immediately clear if the officers returned fire.

    TV footage showed several officers briefly surrounding a house, guns drawn, before moving on. Others swept through a grassy area on foot and picked through a garbage truck.

    Authorities were looking for Shawn Sherwin Labeet, 25. Authorities initially identified a different suspect as the gunman, but that person was actually hundreds of miles away in the Jacksonville area.

    “It appears that we were being misled ... by somebody we were talking to who said they were giving us correct information,” O'Brien said.

    Investigators believed they had recovered a vehicle and a gun used in the shooting, O'Brien said.

    No other details were immediately available.

    Cutler Bay is a suburb southwest of downtown Miami. Several schools were locked down due to the search.

  2. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    I saw sumthn on the news about that I believe they said they had someone in custody..