FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Fla. Sgt.'s Killing Probe Focuses on Dead Man

July 03, 2013  | 

Photo of Sgt. Chris Reyka courtesy of BSO.
Photo of Sgt. Chris Reyka courtesy of BSO.
Newly uncovered evidence in the investigation of the killing of a Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant in 2007 points to a suspect who died in a shootout with police a month later, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigators found Sgt. Chris Reyka, 52, dead in the parking lot of a Pompano Beach Walgreens on Aug. 10, 2007. The evidence, which has not been released, points to Shawn Labeet, who was killed on Sept. 13, 2007. Labeet shot four Miami-Dade Police officers, killing Officer Jose Somohano. Labeet then returned to an apartment complex in Pembroke Pines, arming himself with an assault rifle. Miami-Dade SWAT officers shot and killed the 25-year-old Labeet when he opened fire.

Labeet had lived in Miami-Dade under the alias of Kevin Wehner after obtaining a fake driver's license. He paid several traffic tickets and purchased firearms under Wehner's name.

A reward of $278,225 remains and detectives are asking for the public's help to identify Labeet's friends, past criminal activity, and association with a white van seen at the crime scene.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Trigger @ 7/11/2013 6:19 AM

Rest in peace, thank you for your service.

robert baldwin @ 8/25/2013 6:13 AM

i remember this case.and i fell so sorry for this man..god will find the man who did this..rest in peace..

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Man on Trial for Killing Chicago Officer Says He's Proud to Be a Cop Killer
Bryant Brewer was on the witness stand for more than two hours Thursday before Judge...
Alabama Inmate Claims Correction Officers Tortured Him with Snake
According to the lawsuit, Redding claims Glenn brought a yellow Burmese python described...
Maryland Governor Announces Immediate Closure of Baltimore Jail
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will immediately shut down the decrepit Baltimore...
Video: Illinois Heroin Raid Interrupted by Stream of Customers Knocking at Door
Knocks on the door repeatedly interrupted Illinois State Police during a heroin raid in...
Report Says Thousands Have Died in Police Vehicle Pursuits
More than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine