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Authorities arrested a man and are searching for another after a shootout with police in Hialeah over the weekend, police said. Police were still looking for Andy Roman, 23. They said he should be considered armed and dangerous. Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby said 5,000 police officers are looking for him.
Authorities arrested a man and are searching for another after a shootout with police in Hialeah over the weekend, police said.
Osmani Marcel Ojeda, 22, was arrested and faces charges including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. He is being held without bond. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.
Police were still looking for Andy Roman, 23. They said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
“We want Andy Roman to know that right now in Dade County, there are 5,000 police officers looking for him,” said Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby. “We have sent his photograph out to every sworn officer in Dade County."
On Saturday, Roman shot at police officers while they were investigating an earlier shooting at the Crossway Motel on 1775 West Okeechobee Road in Hialeah, authorities said.
According to police, Ojeda was Roman's driver during the shooting.
Hialeah police said they chased an older model blue Chevy Caprice into the city of Miami where both Roman and Ojeda left the car and fled into the neighborhood around NW 6th Avenue and 45th Street.
During the chase, the suspects shot at police cars. Ojeda was captured during a perimeter search, meanwhile Roman used an AK-47 and a sub-machine gun to shoot at authorities, authorities said.
Both of the weapons were recovered.
"A guy that dangerous, that is willing to shoot at armed police officers, is a menace to society and to the community,” Zogby said. “We got to get him off the street."
Neighbors at Roman's last known address said they remembered him but have not seen him lately.
PHOTO: Andy Roman