Officer Shot During Narcotics Investigation Turned Hostage Situation At Apartment Complex In City of West Miami

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During the investigation, detectives approached the apartment and were confronted with gunfire. As they returned fire, a MDPD detective was struck in the ear. The shooter remained inside the apartment and the Special Response Team, along with Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene.

UPDATE OCTOBER 22, 2020, 3:21 PM: Investigators have arrested Julio Juan Garcia and Nicolas Segrera. The two other individuals were released with no formal charges. Garcia, 23, of West Miami, was charged with Attempted Murder, 2nd Degree, law enforcement officer. Segrega, 21, of Miami, was charged with Lysergic Acid/LSD, Trafficking, Approximately 24 grams.

WEST MIAMI, FL – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a police involved shooting, that resulted in a Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) officer being wounded. According to detectives, the MDPD Narcotics Bureau, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, were conducting a narcotics investigation at an apartment complex, located within the City of West Miami.

During the investigation, detectives approached the apartment and were confronted with gunfire. As they returned fire, a MDPD detective was struck in the ear. The shooter remained inside the apartment and the Special Response Team, along with Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene.

After several hours the subject surrendered, was taken into custody and transported to JMH Ryder Trauma Center with an apparent gunshot wound. His condition is unknown at this time. Three other subjects were arrested as part of the narcotics investigation. The wounded detective was transported to JMH Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition and has since been released. The investigation continues.


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Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”

UPDATE OCTOBER 22, 2020, 3:21 PM: Investigators have arrested Julio Juan Garcia and Nicolas Segrera. The two other individuals were released with no formal charges. Garcia, 23, of West Miami, was charged with Attempted Murder, 2nd Degree, law enforcement officer. Segrega, 21, of Miami, was charged with Lysergic Acid/LSD, Trafficking, Approximately 24 grams.

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