Miami-Dade County

Officers Fatally Shoot 2nd Suspect Connected to Miami-Dade Detective's Shooting: Sources

The scene unfolded at the Extended Stay America hotel in Miami Springs, where there was a large presence of law enforcement.

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A second armed robbery suspect connected to a shooting that left his accomplice dead and a Miami-Dade detective critically injured was fatally shot by officers Tuesday in Miami Springs, sources said.

Miami-Dade Police detectives responded to the Extended Stay America hotel on Fairway Drive to assist the Broward Sheriff's Office in a search warrant, officials said.

Once there, officers got into a confrontation with the suspect, who was armed with an AK-47-style rifle, police said. The suspect was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

Police did not immediately identify the suspect.

Police shared this photo of a gun the suspect had at a Miami Springs hotel room

The suspect was involved in an armed robbery with Jeremy Horton, who was fatally shot Monday night in Miami during an altercation with Miami-Dade Police officers. Horton was staying at the Extended Stay America hotel, sources said.

Video obtained by NBC 6 showed flash bangs going off and glass breaking from a second-floor window of the hotel.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, which is customary in police-involved shootings.

On Monday night, Miami-Dade Police detectives were in the area of Northwest 62nd Street and 17th Avenue when they spotted a white sedan that had been involved in an earlier armed robbery in Broward County.

The driver of the sedan tried to flee, hitting detectives' vehicles and a civilian vehicle while trying to escape, Miami-Dade Police officials said.

That led to a confrontation and shots were fired. Det. Cesar Echaverry and Horton were both shot, officials said.

Horton died at the scene, while Echaverry was hospitalized in critical condition.

NBC 6 has team coverage from both the hospital where the officer remains and the scene of the second shooting in the case.
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