Police have released surveillance video of the robbery at a Miami Walgreen's store that led to a series of shootings and massive manhunt that ended with three officers shot, three injured and two suspects dead. Meanwhile, residents say the shootout that ensued placed their lives in danger. NBC 6's Myriam Masihy has the story.
Police have released surveillance video of the robbery at a Miami Walgreens store that led to a series of shootings and massive manhunt that ended with three officers shot, three injured and two suspects dead.
The store video, released by City of Miami Police Thursday, shows suspect Adrian Montesano during the Tuesday morning robbery of the store at 2700 W. Flagler Street.
Montesano is seen pushing a man into the store at gunpoint before leaving and returning with his arm around the neck of a terrified woman.
He pointed a gun at the woman's head and back and appears to have trouble with the weapon before he walks out of view of the camera with the woman.
Police say Montesano, 27, and 50-year-old Corsini Valdes were killed in a gun battle with officers that began with the robbery at the Walgreens in which Montesano exchanged gunfire with a security guard.
The Walgreens worker, Daihana Lugo, said Montesano held the gun to her neck while he demanded the store manager give him cash.
"I'll shoot you. I'll kill you or her," the man said, according to Lugo.
Officer Saul Rodriguez, one of the officers who responded to the scene, was shot in the abdomen by Montesano, police said. After Montesano shot him, he placed a gun to the officer's head and stole his credit card, the Miami Police Benevolent Association revealed Thursday.
Montesano then fled the scene in Rodriguez's marked police cruiser.
Montesano abandoned the police car and took a blue Volvo that belongs to his grandmother and was joined by Valdes.
Police tracked the car down to Northwest 27th Avenue and 70th Street, where the suspects exchanged gunfire with officers. Montesano and Valdes were killed in the shootout.
Two officers were struck by bullets in the gunfight, while three other officers suffered minor injuries. The two other officers who were shot were treated and released from the hospital.
Rodriguez underwent surgery and remained hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition.