Regional Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Arrested in Gun Incident

The superintendent in charge of the southern region of Miami-Dade Schools is facing charges related to a shooting earlier this month, police said Monday

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    The superintendent in charge of the southern region of Miami-Dade Schools is facing charges related to a shooting earlier this month, police said Monday. Dr. Alexis Martinez, 54, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and resisting an officer without violence stemming from the Feb. 7 shooting on Southwest 94th Place home, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest affidavit. (Published Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014)

    The superintendent in charge of the southern region of Miami-Dade Schools is facing charges related to a shooting earlier this month, police said Monday.

    Dr. Alexis Martinez, 54, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and resisting an officer without violence stemming from the Feb. 7 shooting on Southwest 94th Place home, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest affidavit.

    According to the affidavit, an officer repeatedly ordered to Martinez to cease with interference of an investigation and later learned Martinez hid the gun involved in the shooting.

    The gun didn't belong to Martinez but he failed to surrender the weapon voluntarily, the affidavit said.

    Neighbors said they heard a gunshot and a woman screaming, and saw two men, including Martinez, hauled away in handcuffs.

    Martinez couldn't be reached for comment Monday night. Miami-Dade County Public Schools released a statement Monday saying Martinez had been reassigned.

    "Dr. Alexis Martinez, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools regional administrator, self-reported an arrest to the school district, as required by School Board policy. It involved a personal matter that was not school-related," the statement read. "Following school district procedures, Dr. Martinez has been reassigned to another office pending the results of a preliminary inquiry."