Miami Shooting Rampage Suspect Caught: Police

Suspect behind triple shooting arrested in Port St. Lucie: Authorities

By Brian Hamacher
|  Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 1:03 AM EDT
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The gunman who police say went on a shooting rampage in Liberty City Sunday appeared in court Tuesday and was ordered held without bond. Erin Cash's mother Mattie Walton and U.S. Marshals spokesman Barry Golden talk about the case.

The gunman who police say went on a shooting rampage in Liberty City Sunday appeared in court Tuesday and was ordered held without bond. Erin Cash's mother Mattie Walton and U.S. Marshals spokesman Barry Golden talk about the case.

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The gunman who police say went on a shooting rampage in Liberty City Sunday that sent three people to the hospital has been arrested in Port St. Lucie, authorities said.

Erin Cash, 23, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Monday evening in the 600 block of Southwest Maccomb Avenue, according to an arrest affidavit released Tuesday.

"I'm glad that he's been caught. I apologize to the people who go hurt. I would rather see him in jail than see him six feet under. I am very glad that he's caught," said his mother Mattie Walton.

Cash was being held without bond and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

"When we hit the house, Mr. Cash was located attempting to flee out the back door and he was taken into custody without incident. It was just a good end to a very violent crime," said Barry Golden, U.S. Marshals spokesman. "We were able to lock up a violent fugitive that shot three people."

Cash is facing three counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery, kidnapping and carjacking charges in the incident that began Sunday morning. He has entered a not guilty plea.

Miami Police say Cash got into an argument while driving with his girlfriend and their three-year-old son. Fearing for her life, Cash's girlfriend jumped out of the car and Cash took off with their son, police said.

Cash later showed up at his girlfriend's Liberty City home and began targeting her relatives at multiple locations in the same neighborhood. Investigators say Cash shot his girlfriend's two brothers, and targeted a third relative, but shot someone else instead.

At some point, Cash went to his mother's home and dropped off his son. The child was not harmed and that the three people who were shot are expected to recover, police said.

 

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