Arrest Warrant Prepared for Girlfriend of Slain Miami Cop: Sources

Sources said Thompson has not been placed in custody, but that a warrant has been issued.

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    NBC 6's Willard Shepherd has the full details about an arrest warrant that has been prepared in the case of a dead Miami cop. (Published Friday, May 23, 2014)

    Police have prepared an arrest warrant for Tiniko Thompson, the girlfriend of a Miami cop who was found dead in his Pembroke Pines home, according to NBC 6 sources.

    However, the arrest warrant isn't finalized yet and police are waiting for things to be finalized before exeucting the warrant.

    Sources: Arrest Warrant Prepared In Death Of Miami Cop

    [MI] Sources: Arrest Warrant Prepared In Death Of Miami Cop
    NBC 6's Willard Shepherd has details of an arrest warrant that has been prepared in the death of a Miami police officer. (Published Friday, May 23, 2014)

    The warrant comes after Officer Carl Patrick's body was found shot inside his home on May 9 after he didn't show up for his patrol job for several days, police said.

    Friday afternoon, Pembroke Pines Police published a tweet saying that as of roughly 2:45 p.m., no arrest warrant has been issued for in the Carl Patrick homicide case.

     

     

    While police have not yet taken Thompson into custody, officers have been trying to speak with her since the discovery. Thompson's lawyer said that if law enforcement wants to talk to Tiniko, they would have to arrest her.

    In an exclusive interview with NBC 6, Thompson said that on the morning of the shooting, Patrick attacked her and pulled a weapon on her.

    “He slipped and fell and I was still backed up into a corner and we’re still tussling with the gun and at that moment; he is turning this way and it went ‘POW’ that’s it,” Thompson said. “And that was it. He called me a b****. He said, ‘You b****.’”

    Thompson, who said she was living with Patrick, claims she left the home after the shooting and slept in her car. Two days later, Friday, she spoke to her mother and the mother called 911 and told police to come to the couple’s home.

    New surveillance video shows what appears to be Thompson removing several items from her car and taking them inside a storage unit. The owner of the storage facility said police officers have searched the unit Thompson rents.

    The Miami Herald also reports a newly released search warrant says Patrick's body was found wrapped inside a sheet and comforter, and that only his feet were sticking out the day investigators made the discovery. The warrant reportedly said a gun was found next to his body and that blood was found on the wall and door frame. The warrant shows that police, after tracking down Thompson, took DNA samples from her purse, clothing and cell phone, the Herald reported.

    Patrick was an army reservist who served in Afghanistan and was in the police department’s honor guard.

    Stay with NBC6.com for updates on this developing story.

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