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BREAKING: Officer shot; ambushed while writing accident report in marked unit

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A south Florida police officer has been shot and wounded in what his chief is calling an ambush attack.

Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen told reporters Friday that Officer David Starling’s injuries are not life-threatening. Brooklen says officers arrested a suspect after a short car chase that ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed.

The suspect's vehicle, a black BMW SUV, which crashed while trying to escape.
The suspect’s vehicle, a black BMW SUV, which crashed while trying to escape.

Brooklen said Starling was fired upon numerous times Friday morning as he filled out an accident report in his marked patrol vehicle. The suspect also fired at other officers during the chase. Brooklen says no shots were fired by police. The chief said a motive for the shooting isn’t known.

Officer David Starling, who survived the attempted assassination.
Officer David Starling, who survived the attempted assassination.
Starling is listed in good condition at a local hospital. No further details were immediately available.

Miami Gardens is about 16 miles north of Miami.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t understand why anyone would do this? Is he a complete idiot, yes. Correct me if I’m wrong but shooting and killing a police officer that is a life sentence if not the death penalty in some states? If that’s the case, then shooting a police officer should carry ….. 25 to life? … or am I wrong have they repealed all those laws?

    Just my opinion, but if these “things” open fire on a police officer…drop them; I don’t want the state wasting my money on housing them the rest of their lives.

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