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Miami cops still matter as robbery suspect identified

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Police officers and other officials stand outside the Ryder Trauma Center after a Miami-Dade police officer was shot in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase with an armed robbery suspect, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in Miami.
With officers outside the Ryder Trauma Center after a Miami-Dade officer was shot. Other personnel shootout during car chase with suspected armed robbery in Miami, Monday, August 15, 2022. Photo credit: Sydney Walsh /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Miami (AP) — 29-year-old police in Miami An officer who was shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery suspect remained in "extremely dangerous condition" early Wednesday, officials said. } Det. Police said Cesar Echavery was shot Monday night as he and other officers pursued a wanted suspect in a previous robbery in nearby Broward County. His family is with him at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

At a news conference Tuesday night, Miami-Dade Police Commissioner Alfredo Ramirez said, "We have moms and dads who are suffering right now." We are standing together and praying for him. began to As the driver attempted to flee, he was struck by a police car and a civilian vehicle with three occupants hospitalized in stable condition.

He then fled on foot. The driver, identified as Jeremy Horton, 32, of Acworth, Georgia, was shot dead at the scene.

Houghton said he was arrested in South Florida on August 8, had no proof of insurance, had expired tags, and was arrested in Georgia. He was summoned for driving while his state driver's license was suspended. Rudy Herbero.

Echavery was assigned to the Miami-Dade Police Department, where he has been with the police for five years, detailing the department's burglary interventions. A friend of his told the Miami Herald that he plans to move out and get married.

Monday's shooting was not the first incident in the face of his death, the paper reported. His Echavery, who was a rookie in March 2018, crashed into another vehicle as a passenger in a police car, killing the 45-year-old driver.

The police car's computer showed Officer John Song was driving at 78 mph in a 40 mph zone one second before he crashed. Both officers were airlifted to the hospital. In May, a jury acquitted Song of vehicular murder and reckless driving charges. The Herald reported that Echavery testified that he could not remember the moments leading up to the crash.

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