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Fla. Cop Shot on Turnpike Thought She Would Die

May 24, 2012  | 

Key Biscayne (Fla.) PD's Officer Nelia Real. Photo: POLICE file
Key Biscayne (Fla.) PD's Officer Nelia Real. Photo: POLICE file

Key Biscayne (Fla.) Police officer Nelia Real told reporters she didn't think she would survive being shot in the neck during her first public interview about the shooting.

"When you get shot in the neck that's the first thing that your reaction is, okay, I'm going to die today," Real said, reports NBC News.

Real was shot by 23-year-old David Edwin Bradley after she pulled over to what she thought was a fatal crash on the Turnpike while off-duty and driving home. She pulled over near the Hollywood Boulevard exit on May 10.

Bradley shot Real, a 16-year Key Biscayne PD veteran, after a crime spree that included two carjackings and the armed robbery of a barbershop. He committed suicide after shooting Real and a federal agent.

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Tags: Florida, Assaults on Officers


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Jim @ 5/24/2012 6:33 PM

God Bless you Officer Real. You brought credit to our profession with the way you handled this terrible incident. We have also been blessed that we did not lose one of our sisters and one of our brothers that day and the the person responsible for those injured was DRT.

Morning Eagle @ 5/25/2012 3:39 AM

Excellent news! If as reported earlier you remained conscious while being transported to the hospital and had enough cognizance to hold pressure on your wound to try to control bleeding, your calm self control is most likely what saved your live. Very impressive, now get well quickly and completely.

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