Three Arrests Made in Robbery and Shooting of Miami-Dade Officer: Cops

The injured officer was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home

By Karen Franklin
|  Sunday, Sep 23, 2012  |  Updated 2:13 PM EDT
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Willie Barney, 19, Dedrick Brown, 20, and Travares Santiago, 20

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Authorities arrested three men they said are responsible for the shooting involving the Miami-Dade Police officer Saturday evening.

Willie Barney, 19, Dedrick Brown, 20, and Travares Santiago, 20, were arrested on robbery and attempted murder charges, Miami-Dade Police said.

On Saturday evening, the three men ambushed the unidentified off-duty officer at gunpoint and demanded his jewelry, authorities said. After he turned it over to them, Barney shot him in the chest, according to an arrest affidavit.

The shooting occurred near Union Baptist Church, located at 6701 NW 7th Ave., where the off-duty officer had been volunteering.

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During an interview, Brown admitted to investigators that he was at the church with the co-defendants and said, "Write it how you want, I'm f***ed anyway," the affidavit said.

The injured officer was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home, according to authorities. He was described as a married man in his 30s who has been employed by the police department for more than six years.

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