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Florida SWAT Officer Shot Serving Warrant

February 06, 2015  | 

Photo: North Miami Beach PD
Photo: North Miami Beach PD

A North Miami Beach (Fla.) PD officer serving a search warrant for a fraud case was shot twice just before dawn Friday morning, reports the Miami Herald.

Officer Lino Diaz, 47, was shot in the arm and in the leg, and was scheduled for surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police and city leaders said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Diaz, a decorated officer who has been with North Miami Beach since 1998, was serving a search warrant at a home at 16033 NE 8th Avenue as part of a joint federal investigation into unemployment fraud when he came under fire.

Once Diaz was whisked to safety, North Miami Beach police surrounded the house with sharpshooters and armored vehicles. Negotiators eventually talked the man and woman inside out of the home.

Comments (8)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 2/7/2015 8:29 AM

Get Well Officer Diaz!

charles butts @ 2/7/2015 9:16 AM

you and all LAW ENFORCEMENT are in our PRAYERS

Glenn Kaminsky @ 2/7/2015 10:31 AM

A "blessing" that he was not harmed any more than he was "and" that the owners of the house were identified and in custody!!!

KGuy @ 2/7/2015 12:21 PM

Get well bro!!

LEO @ 2/7/2015 4:16 PM

God bless Officer Diaz. Get healed up, they need you back to work.

Terry F. Zech @ 2/7/2015 8:33 PM

Make sure they get the death penalty for attempting to murder a police officer. Get better Officer Diaz. Take care out there.

plato's playdough @ 2/8/2015 2:13 AM

The link in the article above, provides more meat. But I am disturbed. By two lines in that article, I mean.

These lines.... Police said the home where the shooting took place bears a striking resemblance to the one in the video.

Then... We’re aware of that video and we used it as part of our planning,” said North Miami Beach police Major Kathy Katerman.

Sounds like the house where the warrant was served appears remarkably like one in a video about revenge on Police Officers.

Now, How Could That Have Happened by Coincidence??

Sounds like an admission of some sort, in black and white print.

Why so suspicious, son?

Well, after they shot the Officer who was serving the warrant by himself, through the door, before he could enter the home.... wait for it.....

Sharpshooters surround the house and negotiate a surrender. Now why not just level the house with rounds after such provocation??

It's as if bad guys are considered reliable repeat customers.

Tim @ 2/9/2015 10:52 AM

And who here is against gun control?

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