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Video: Florida Officer "Ambushed" and Shot, Suspect Arrested

January 22, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Florida Officer "Ambushed" and Shot, Suspect Arrested

Chaos erupted on the streets of Northwest Miami-Dade, FL, Friday morning after an officer was shot in an ambush attack while he was writing a traffic report, reports CBSMiami.

Authorities said Miami Gardens (FL) Police Department Officer David Starling was fired upon at N.W. 183rd Street and N.W. 7th Avenue.

They said the shooter, 24-year-old David Mejia, drove by the officer, backed up his BMW, and unloaded at least six shots into Starling's driver-side doors, as evidenced by the bullet holes that were left.

Bleeding from a shot to his buttocks, Officer Starling called dispatch with a description of the suspect's car and began following him.

"As the other officers from the Miami Gardens Police Department joined the chase, the subject then, at approximately 20th Avenue, leaned out the window with the firearm and began to fire at the officers that were pursuing him," said Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen.

Eventually Mejia crashed into a pickup and bailed out of his car. Police apprehended him a short time later. Officials said Mejia acted alone targeting someone in uniform.

At a press conference Friday morning, Chief Brooklen vented his frustration at the senseless act of someone willing "to attempt to assassinate a police officer, who is employed to protect and serve."

Comments (9)

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Joey Knowey @ 1/23/2016 8:07 AM

I would place not 99% but 100% it was BLACK or MUSLIM both identical in fact most muslims are almost BLACK but yuou are fed by the most evil corrupt control freak the BANKSTER CARTEL and where all funds for POLICE SWAT DEA YOU NAME it come from so if you all became normal and killed these infection they would probably shut down and entire police department out of fear you woke up? TIME TO WTF UP and see who you work for and protect stop losing you own kind to the DEMON LEADERs who really only keep you to protect BANKS and ALL GOVT OFFICE daily?

swolf @ 1/23/2016 8:36 AM

When will police wake up and set up a way to flag inappropriate posts. The psychobabble posted by Joey Knowey is not appropriate for this or any forum.

Crows @ 1/23/2016 9:23 AM

Freedom of speach

CB @ 1/23/2016 10:14 AM

Freedom to use spell check would be nice, troll... Freedom of speech is for a non private/leo forum, this can be censored... So piss leo are trying to use this forum.

Tom Ret @ 1/23/2016 12:18 PM

I suspect that this case had nothing to do with bankers or global warming.
Blues, be vigilant, because a threat can come at unexpected times on very
innocuous calls.

Dennis Mitzner @ 1/23/2016 1:50 PM

Three things many forget and/or have forgotten. Common sense, respect for one another and belief in Christ. the first two can't be taught in school. You need "decent" parents for that.

Glad the officer survived.

Bob peterson @ 1/24/2016 4:54 AM

Police officers need safe areas like fenced in lots where they can write their reports, out of the eye of the public. It's not like it used to be where you could watch your area and write reports. I'm glad the officer is okay. They took the suspect into custody without killing him. Maybe police aren't vicious killers like Black Lies Matter says. All Lives Matter

playdough's playdough @ 1/24/2016 11:37 PM

Picture is always worth more than words. Brain dead HM gangsta sh*thead. One can only imagine his primary source of information for his personal development.

On a similar note, too bad this forum doesn't have Troll-Guard, the software that kills trolls dead.

Phil @ 1/29/2016 10:41 AM

This is an ignorant individual who tried to kill an enforcement officer doing his job. Let's focus on those lawless individuals instead of making everything racially over-toned, hate and crime is everywhere. Remember, ignorance comes in all colors!

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