A 29-year-old Florida police detective died Wednesday from wounds he suffered responding to a Monday robbery.
Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry of the Miami-Dade Police Department was critically wounded during a shootout with an armed robbery suspect in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood Monday night.
The suspect -- identified as 32-year-old Jerry Horton of Madison Heights, Michigan -- had opened fire on officers after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Dania Beach and fleeing the scene. Horton and a second suspect were subsequently shot and killed by the officers, according to police.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said she was "heartbroken" to learn of the young detective's death, ABC reports.