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.

Tags: Broward (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, Cop Killers, Detectives, Miami-Dade PD, Assaults on Officers, Identity Theft


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

School Shootings in North Carolina and Kentucky Leave Two Injured
Two U.S. schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday following separate incidents – one in...
Police Impostors Rob Medical Marijuana Patient
Police say they have several leads to follow after posting images of three men...
Video: Secret Service Head Grilled on White House Breach
Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said...
Calif. Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring 'Drone' Warrants
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required police to obtain warrants for...
IACP Congratulates Winners of 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) offers its congratulations to the...

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