Official: Two officers killed while serving federal warrant
Officers at a crime scene in Miami where two cops were shot while trying to serve a warrant.
January 20th, 2011
01:24 PM ET

Official: Two officers killed while serving federal warrant

[Updated at 1:24 p.m.] A second officer has died in Miami following a shoot-out with a suspect wanted on a homicide warrant, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez said Thursday.

[Updated at 12:39 p.m.]
Miami-Dade police Commander Nancy Perez said at a news conference that one Miami-Dade police officer is dead, but the other is in surgery.

There were conflicting reports regarding the shooting of two officers who were trying to serve a warrant in Miami, Florida Thursday.

Earlier, an official said both officers had been killed.

WSVN: 2 officers shot and killed

[Posted at 12:16 p.m.] Two Miami police officers working for a federal task force were shot and killed while executing an arrest warrant in Miami Thursday morning, a federal law enforcement official said.

At least one person suspected of shooting the officers was also killed by police, the official said.

A third officer was wounded and was in stable condition in a hospital, the official said.

The slain officers were with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

- CNN's Susan Candiotti contributed to this report.

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  1. bodikerc


    January 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady Ice

      It is wrong 2 take a life I feel 4 the families. The cops here would beat up a man who was cooperating with them that man was innocent & my hero hes dead now because of the cops & the lies of this woman

      January 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Criminal

    Sry,sad story

    January 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jevirs

    @butthenagain – have you personally been extorted? has a cop put a gun to your head and taken your money? i doubt it... again i have to say i think the vast majority of this country watches way too much television and sees way too many michael bay explosion-a-thons. yeah, we live in a violent society and yeah, there's certainly corrupt cops out there, but too pigeonhole the majority of cops as these robbing, maniacal bloodletters is just completely absurd. cops are just regular men and women who have the stones most of us dont have to take a stand in a country in shambles. you want to talk about corruption, talk about the federal goverment or wall street...

    January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • butthenagain

      Ohh I admit that cops are the lowest on the totem poll of corruption, but you say to talk about the federal gov't. In a sense, I am. you say that cops are regular people that have the stones it takes to stand in a country in shambles? Is it really that far of a stretch to think that maybe they have caused some of it? but that's neither here nor there, I would love to talk about the corruption at the fed level as it relates to this story, but wait, the FEDS didn't have anything to do with the serving of the FEDERAL warrant.

      January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • CMT

      Couldn't have said this better myself. As a wife of a police officer, it saddens me to see all these negative posts and lumping all police officers together. My husband works in one of the roughest areas in the DC metro area and I have to say he loves what he does, but I would never want to be in his shoes. Hearing people talk like this, saddens me to think that hard working men and women get lumped in with bad apples. Thanks for posting this.

      January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tommas

    If they we serving a warrant for drugs the government is to blame. When will this country learn that you can not govern what one does with their own bodies.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      it was for homicide

      January 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Adam

    The VAST majority of cops serve with the public with dignity and respect. This article told us little about the incident. All we know is that people were shot (one killed) in service to their country. Please keep them and theirs in your thoughts and prayers.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fiu

    Show some respect people. My father is a volunteer MDPD Chaplain and is at one of the victims house speaking with the officers three children and wife. RIP

    January 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Juliet

    Hey you Arizona talking SMACK about LATINOS? Come to Miami Dade then talk your smack

    January 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • some guy in AZ

      you said that already. get a new tag line

      January 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • lftryagain

      Go back to Cuba

      January 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tjkvl

    Sad story. Even sadder is the hate-laced "rhetoric" spouted here. 3 people died suddenly and tragically today, leaving behind family and friends, and all that is being said is that they deserved it. What a callous, cynical world in which we live!

    January 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Miami PD

    Sad sad story. The actual story, is they were serving a warrant on a murder suspect. Today LE lost two good officers and our community lost two people willing to serve and protect. Sad and my prayers are with the families of these officers. One female officer and One male officer are deceased.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Juliet

    Miami Dade LATONOS we all ask anyone from ARIZONA to come visit MIAMI DADE then talk your smack

    January 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lftryagain

      Oh, that is something to be proud of! Must be why everyone wants the immigration laws enforced. Chicano pride huh?

      January 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • lftryagain

      I think I will send your post to my congressman as an example of why we need to secure our borders and deport illegals. So tell me, are you saying that the Miami Dade Latinos are proud to be cop killers? Just want to get this straight.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |

      We are all aware of your Florida. A place of latino and Haitian thug gangs, narcotics, spousal abuse and child killers. Yes you are proud of your Florida.

      February 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Adam

    @NewsCommando where is the "Black Market" and what do they sell there? I tried to look it up on but got nothing. Do they have a website?

    January 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Juliet


    January 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Skilltes1

    How sad!!!! too many senseless deaths happening in America....all this anger is just destroying our country.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. fed 123

    Why is this article news? Slow day or something?

    January 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. suitesin

    I agree they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time were they equipped with bullet proof anything

    January 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
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