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Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, March 29 2017 Mar 29, 2017 March 29, 2017 8:31 AM March 29, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

MIAMI - A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity.

Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on Twitter Wednesday morning but provide no details. The Miami Herald reports a tip led officers to Damian "Damo" Thompson.

The shooting happened Monday night after detectives Terrance White and Charles Wood pulled into the housing project to monitor a suspicious car. Police say a group of men approached their vehicle and one opened fire with a high-powered rifle.

Police say at least eight rounds hit their unmarked minivan. One officer returned fire. White was shot in the leg and Woods was grazed on the arm.

The Herald reports one of the officers identified Thompson as the shooter.

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