One of the officers that was injured during the dramatic shooting on the Turnpike was released from the hospital Saturday, officials said.
Gabriel Martinez, an Assistant Field Office Director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and 10-year veteran with ICE in Miami, was released from Memorial Regional Hospital in the afternoon after he was shot in the shoulder earlier this week, ICE said.
“We would like to thank the community for their support and prayers during this time,” ICE officials said in a release.
The second officer, Key Biscayne Police Officer Nelia Real, who was shot in the neck , remained at the hospital in serious condition.
Real will be kept sedated until doctors can establish the extent of the wounds in her neck and facial area, Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press said Thursday.
The incident began with a carjacking near 75th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami-Dade, followed by an armed robbery at a barber shop in the 1400 block of S. Palm Avenue in Pembroke Pines.
The suspect, identified as David Edwin Bradley, fired shots during the robbery, carjacked another vehicle and later crashed into a car on the Turnpike, the FBI said.
They believe he began walking on the Turnpike after the crash looking for another car to get away.
Real was off-duty but stopped to help after she witnessed the crash, officials said.
Bradley shot her in the neck and also injured Martinez, the FBI said.
A source close to the investigation told NBC 6 that a man who was on the Turnpike Thursday saw the ordeal unfold on the highway, pulled out his own gun, fired several rounds at Bradley and missed.
Bradley later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the FBI.
A third officer, BSO Deputy Enid Conley, 23, with the Dania Beach district, was also hospitalized after she broke her leg in a separate car crash while en route to the scene.
The incident brought rush-hour traffic to a halt on the Turnpike, with numerous police vehicles on the scene just south of Exit 49, the Hollywood Boulevard exit. Traffic had been backed up to Griffin Road on the southbound side of the Turnpike, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
The FBI is handling the investigation into the shooting. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the FBI at 305-944-9101.