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Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Killed – Adrian Montesano (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Killed – Corsini Valdes (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – China Leann Barber (Mobile, AL)

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MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting reported early this morning at Campus Quarters near the University of South Alabama has claimed the life of a third victim, a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman said.

The case is now being investigated “as a double homicide and a suicide,” said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

“One of the males was in a previous relationship with the female and an argument started,” Rains said. “That’s all we know.”

Around 4:45 a.m., officers were called to Campus Quarters at 112 South University Blvd after a shooting reportedly injured multiple people, according to police.

On arrival, police found a man and a woman approximately 100 yards apart from each other at the complex. They had died of gunshot wounds, Rains said.

A third man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Around 2 p.m., police said he had passed away.

MOBILE, Alabama — China Leann Barber, 20, Robert “BJ” Sprinkle, 23, and Augustus “Gus” Bennett are the names of the three people who died in Tuesday’s shooting at Campus Quarters apartment complex in Mobile, near the University of South Alabama.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed the names Wednesday after making sure the families were notified.

Mobile Police Department also stated that Sprinkle was the shooter.

Barber and Sprinkle attended Theodore High School and were married, according to Mobile County marriage records. The two married on December 12, 2012 and became estranged recently, according to family.

According to a friend of Barber’s who spoke to Alabama Media Group, Barber and Sprinkle had been separated since May 4, 2013.

They had been a couple for 4 1/2 years.

The wedding had not been planned and was a spur-of-the-moment decision that Barber later expressed remorse for, according to the friend.

Bennett, of Coden, Alabama, announced that he was in a relationship with Barber on Dec. 8 of this year, via his Facebook page.

Barber’s family has suffered immense tragedy growing up in impoverished conditions and she is the fourth of six children to die. Her brothers Ben and Tyler died in separate car accidents, and her brother Kevin of natural causes.

China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett were gunned down at her apartment complex by China’s estranged husband Robert Sprinkle

Sprinkle had been friends with Bennett and had been with China for years before they married last December

The couple split in May

China grew up in abject poverty but graduated from high school with honors and attended college on scholarship

Bennett posted their relationship on Facebook three days before he and China were murdered

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/names_of_campus_quarters_shoot.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522391/China-Barber-new-boyfriend-gunned-estranged-husband.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/2_dead_1_hospitalized_followin.html

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http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/he_wasnt_a_monster_friends_say.html

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/17/china-barber-couple-killed-relationship-facebook

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/remembering_slain_usa_student.html

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/196980-college-student-and-new-boyfriend-gunned-down-by-estranged-husband-making-relationship-facebook-official.html

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=china-barber&pid=168504283&referrer=30

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Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Augustus Bennett (Mobile, AL)

China Leann Barber2

MOBILE, Alabama — A shooting reported early this morning at Campus Quarters near the University of South Alabama has claimed the life of a third victim, a Mobile Police Department spokeswoman said.

The case is now being investigated “as a double homicide and a suicide,” said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

“One of the males was in a previous relationship with the female and an argument started,” Rains said. “That’s all we know.”

Around 4:45 a.m., officers were called to Campus Quarters at 112 South University Blvd after a shooting reportedly injured multiple people, according to police.

On arrival, police found a man and a woman approximately 100 yards apart from each other at the complex. They had died of gunshot wounds, Rains said.

A third man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Around 2 p.m., police said he had passed away.

MOBILE, Alabama — China Leann Barber, 20, Robert “BJ” Sprinkle, 23, and Augustus “Gus” Bennett are the names of the three people who died in Tuesday’s shooting at Campus Quarters apartment complex in Mobile, near the University of South Alabama.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed the names Wednesday after making sure the families were notified.

Mobile Police Department also stated that Sprinkle was the shooter.

Barber and Sprinkle attended Theodore High School and were married, according to Mobile County marriage records. The two married on December 12, 2012 and became estranged recently, according to family.

According to a friend of Barber’s who spoke to Alabama Media Group, Barber and Sprinkle had been separated since May 4, 2013.

They had been a couple for 4 1/2 years.

The wedding had not been planned and was a spur-of-the-moment decision that Barber later expressed remorse for, according to the friend.

Bennett, of Coden, Alabama, announced that he was in a relationship with Barber on Dec. 8 of this year, via his Facebook page.

Barber’s family has suffered immense tragedy growing up in impoverished conditions and she is the fourth of six children to die. Her brothers Ben and Tyler died in separate car accidents, and her brother Kevin of natural causes.

China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett were gunned down at her apartment complex by China’s estranged husband Robert Sprinkle

Sprinkle had been friends with Bennett and had been with China for years before they married last December

The couple split in May

China grew up in abject poverty but graduated from high school with honors and attended college on scholarship

Bennett posted their relationship on Facebook three days before he and China were murdered

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/names_of_campus_quarters_shoot.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522391/China-Barber-new-boyfriend-gunned-estranged-husband.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/2_dead_1_hospitalized_followin.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/3rd_victim_dies_following_earl.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/he_wasnt_a_monster_friends_say.html

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/12/17/china-barber-couple-killed-relationship-facebook

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/12/remembering_slain_usa_student.html

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/regional/196980-college-student-and-new-boyfriend-gunned-down-by-estranged-husband-making-relationship-facebook-official.html

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