In Miami-Dade County, a robbery suspect took the life of Officer Cesar Echaverry by shooting him to death.
Cesar Echaverry was shot in the head while attempting to apprehend a suspect involved to an armed robbery that took place in Broward County. He subsequently lost his life as a result of his injuries.
On Monday evening in Miami, a suspect in an armed robbery shot him, and he was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital soon after the shooting.
On Wednesday, a sizable gathering of law enforcement officers and other employees showed up at the hospital to show their support for Echaverry and his family.
A statement issued by the Miami-Dade Police Department claims that the suspect was attempting to flee from the scene of an alleged armed robbery when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a police cruiser as well as another vehicle.
Obituary: Cesar Echaverry Death After Being Shot
Officer Cesar Echaverry, who was injured during a gunfight in Miami on Monday night, passed away for reasons that are still unknown. The event took place just after 8 o’clock in the morning in Liberty City, near to the intersection of 67th Street and 17th Avenue.
According to the department, Miami-Dade police stopped a white automobile that was linked to a previous heist, but the driver refused to get out of the vehicle when they requested him to do so.
After that, the driver slammed into another vehicle that was carrying a passenger approximately 10 blocks distant after running over a few police cars and fleeing the scene.
According to the police, there was a shooting that took place after the collision, and one of the department’s Robbery Intervention Detail detectives was gravely injured as a result of the incident.
Cesar Echaverry was shot, and the assailant was deemed to have died at the scene of the crime. After five years of service with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Echaverry was promoted to the position of team leader for the division that is in charge of investigating and prosecuting robberies.
According to his acquaintances, he was going to get a promotion, and the Miami Herald stated that he was going to get married.
According to the article that appeared in the newspaper, the shooting that took place on Monday was not his first brush with death. In March of 2018, Echaverry was a passenger in a police cruiser that collided with another vehicle, causing the death of the 45-year-old rookie driver of the other vehicle.
Robbery Suspect Identified
After Echaverry was shot in the head while attempting to stop the robbery suspect Jeremy Horton in Miami, the robbery suspect was identified as having been Horton.
A white car that was involved in an armed robbery tried to flee the scene, but it got into a collision with two police cars and a civilian vehicle. The three people inside the civilian vehicle were taken to the hospital, where their conditions were listed as stable, according to the police.
After then, Echaverry and the other policemen in the police department began to pursue the white car. The driver, Jeremy Horton, who was 32 years old and from Acworth, Georgia, was shot and tragically passed away at the scene.
According to the Chief of Police for the Golden Beach Police Department, Rudy Herbello, Horton was pulled over on August 8 in South Florida and issued a citation for driving without insurance, having a tag that had expired, and having a license that was suspended in Georgia.
Cesar Echaverry Family Mourns Over His Death
After being shot by a suspect in an armed robbery in Miami, Cesar Echaverry was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of his wounds.
A significant number of law enforcement officials and employees arrived to the hospital to show their support for Echaverry and his family.
Cesar was a devoted brother, son, and fiancé who treasured his position as a bike enthusiast with the Miami-Dade Police Department. He also graduated from Florida International University.
In a tweet that was published on Wednesday evening, the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Freddy Ramirez, reported that Echaverry had passed away after “a brief battle for his life.”
During the game on Wednesday, the Miami Marlins honored Echaverry by wearing a special jersey that has his name emblazoned on the back along with the number nine.
After learning of Cesar Echaverry’s passing, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, who had spent time at the hospital comforting Cesar Echaverry’s family and friends before to his passing, referred to herself as being in a state of “heartbreak.”