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Alleged gang member arrested in ambush shooting of 2 Miami detectives

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MIAMI (AP) — A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an “ambush-style” shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity.

Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on Twitter Wednesday morning but provide no details. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2nzWGi3 ) reports a tip led officers to Damian “Damo” Thompson.

Miami Detectives Shot
Image credit: Miami Dade Police Department.

The shooting happened Monday night after detectives Terrance White and Charles Wood pulled into the housing project to monitor a suspicious car. Police say a group of men approached their vehicle and one opened fire with a high-powered rifle.

Police say at least eight rounds hit their unmarked minivan. One officer returned fire. White was shot in the leg and Woods was grazed on the arm.

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Suspect Damian “Damo” Thompson.

The Herald reports one of the officers identified Thompson as the shooter.

Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

Image credit: Miami Dade Police Department.
Image credit: Miami Dade Police Department.

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  1. It’s a good thing most criminals have never taken a firearms safety class and can’t hit jack squat. Glad these two detectives were not hit by the rifle fire.

    Many years back an armed home invader decided to pay me a visit, bad for him I was a retired US veteran that has lots of trigger time.

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