Police officer shot by woman while serving drug warrant

Update 2019 01 20: Added links to related articles.


2008 12 19

Miami-Dade Police Officer Shot While Serving Drug Warrant Recovering

Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker said Hernandez was serving a narcotics search warrant Thursday when he was shot while entering the residence at Northwest 17the Ave. and 44th St.

Officer Gustavo Hernandez was recovering Friday at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police said the bullet blew off part of his lower jaw, including several teeth.

Hernandez returned fire, critically wounding a 31-year-old woman who was inside the home. Authorities believe she shot Hernandez and was wounded in the exchange…. Full Story (2018 04 24: The link no longer functions.)

Here is an excerpt from a related article about that and similar shooting incidents:

Miami LE officers warn of growing gun & violence trend


MIAMI, Fla. — Carlos Alvarado, armored-car guard: shot and killed during a two-man robbery Dec. 1 at Dadeland Mall.Sunil Paul, Hess gas-station clerk: gunned down Nov. 25 over a gold necklace that wouldn’t snap.

Kiem Huynh, Dunkin’ Donuts customer: fatally shot in the back during a holdup Thanksgiving night.

And Thursday, Miami-Dade County police Officer Gustavo Hernandez: shot in the face while serving a search warrant. The bullet blew off part of his lower jaw, knocking out several teeth.

By themselves, those murders and other shootings may appear to be isolated South Florida crimes, a blip in a region where violence is too often routine.

But together, they are part of a troublesome and growing trend, according to law enforcement authorities. And statistics show that robberies and other violent crimes are on the rise….(Full story)


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