Suspect in Critical Wounding of Florida Officer was Arrested, Put on Immigration Detainer in 2010

An ICE hold was requested for Wisner Desmaret, a Haitian national, after a 2010 arrest for burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. The state attorney's office decided not to prosecute the case for what they said was insufficient evidence.

Fort Myers police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot in the head Saturday night. He remains in critical condition. (Photo: Fort Myers PD/Facebook)Fort Myers police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot in the head Saturday night. He remains in critical condition. (Photo: Fort Myers PD/Facebook)

A man suspected of shooting a Fort Myers, FL, police officer in the head Saturday night was targeted for deportation after an arrest in 2010.

An ICE hold was requested for Wisner Desmaret, a Haitian national, after a 2010 arrest for burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. The state attorney's office decided not to prosecute the case for what they said was insufficient evidence, the News-Press reports.

Saturday night Fort Myers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was shot in the head during a foot pursuit. He remains in Lee Memorial Hospital in "critical but stable condition."

Desmaret also remains at Lee Memorial in custody and under guard after suffering a non-life-threatening injury Saturday night. He will face eight felonies, including attempted first-degree murder, a charge carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison, the News-Press reports.

Tammy Spicer, spokeswoman for ICE, Central and Northern Florida, confirmed Tuesday that ICE has also placed a new detainer on Desmaret. 

Late Tuesday afternoon the Fort Myers Police Department indicated in a news  release that Jobbers-Miller is showing "positive signs" after surgeries and treatment for his injury.

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