Two Miami police officers were shot and killed today during a shootout with a man they were trying to arrest for murder.
The gunman, identified as 23-year-old Johnny Simms, was also shot and killed.
Officer Roger Castillo died at the scene in the city’s Liberty City neighborhood. The second officer, Amanda Haworth, was shot “multiple times,” according to Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.
Haworth was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she underwent surgery, but she died of her wounds.
Officer Dierdre Beecher suffered a knee injury and is being treated at a hospital. Another officer on the squad shot Simms, killing him and ending the gunfight.
“There are so many things we don’t know right now,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Director James Loftus. “We’ve had a number of guns recovered from the scene.”
“That guy is evil,” Loftus said, referring to Simms. “He murdered two of my people