G. McConway
March 10, 2023

Miami Police Officer AMBUSHED

Once again, a police officer is ambushed.

The latest incident occurred in Miami, with an officer being shot from behind by the suspect.

The suspect has been taken into custody, reports NBC Miami.

The shooting

The shooting happened on Wednesday night while the officer was working a detail and in the process of arresting someone. The suspect allegedly approached the officer from behind and opened fire.

The officer, who is a narcotics detective, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center for treatment, and he is currently listed in stable condition.

Miami-Dade Police director and chief of Safety and Emergency Response Afredo Ramirez III stated, "While conducting a narcotics investigation, one of my detectives was cowardly ambushed and shot from behind by a subject that is still at large. This is the fourth time I am at the hospital after an officer is attacked, I am tired of it. These attacks will not be tolerated," reports Fox News.

All told, five suspects have now been taken into custody related to this shooting.

NBC Miami reported, "Steve Gallon IV, 32, is expected to be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm, officials said. Atiba Moore, 30, faces a charge of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

"Kendrick Jose Watkins, 33; Frederick Lee Watkins, 27; and Andre Darrell Copeland, 47, were accused of harboring the alleged gunman after the shooting were also taken into custody."

Ramirez has not yet released the identity of the shooter, but he did say, "I did that job myself, you have to blend into the environment and you're following criminal element and there are risks with that but that's the only way that you can stop violent criminal activity."

We are glad the officer is recovering and that the police were able to apprehend those accountable.

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