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09-13-2007, 04:56 PM
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. -- Police are searching for a man named Shawn Sherwin Labeet after being "misled to believe" their suspect was another man in the shooting of four Miami-Dade police officers, according to investigators.

Police said Labeet, of Margate, is 25 years old and may have been using the identity of a man named Kevin Wehner.

Linda O'Brien, the media relations bureau commander, said that Labeet is driving a 2007 four-door Pontiac Vibe with the Florida license tag number W59 EBT. O'Brien said that Labeet is traveling with a woman and two children in the car and was last seen in Central Broward County.


The manhunt for Labeet began after a shooting at an apartment complex at Southwest 143rd Court and Southwest 280th Street that left one officer dead and three others injured.

O'Brien gave reporters a play-by-play of the incident that began the manhunt Thursday morning.

"Shortly after 11:21 a.m. Thursday, Miami-Dade police officers from the Cutler Ridge district were in a development conducting a burglary surveillance detail. They saw a vehicle driving erratically. They stopped the vehicle and attempted to question the driver. The subject got out of the vehicle and started to shoot at officers."

First reports were that the man responsible for the shootings was Wehner. Wehner went to Jacksonville police after seeing reports.

"Wehner is not involved in this case. It appears to us that Labeet may have obtained identification, maybe a driver's license, in Wehner's name. We are trying to clarify that now," said O'Brien.

Searching For The Killer


A helicopter was hovering over a wooded area at Southwest 216st Street and 129th Avenue, where a man was hiding, Local 10 reported. A worker cleaning a pool said he spotted a man running to the woods, Local 10 reported.

Attention is now focused on a Publix supermarket warehouse in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles from the original location of the shooting, and a residential area in Margate. These are areas where police believe Labeet has friends and relatives.

O'Brien said they believe that they have the vehicle that Labeet fled the scene in, a white Honda Accord with a black hood, that was abandoned near a canal near Southwest 216th Street and 129th Avenue. The car appeared to have a shattered front window from bullet holes. O'Brien said they also found a weapon, but that Labeet may have another weapon.

"This man is armed and dangerous," O'Brien said.

The apartment complex where the shootings took place are on lockdown and O'Brien said it will be several hours before the area is open to residents. O'Brien is asking people to stay away from the area.

1 Officer Killed, 3 Injured


Sky 10 was overhead as a female police officer was transported in a Miami-Dade Rescue helicopter. The helicopter arrived at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Two male officers were transported to different hospitals. One was taken to Baptist Hospital and one to Homestead Hospital.

"Witnesses described the firepower as a machine gun and the invididual was able to fire a large number of rounds before officers could respond," said Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker.

The area where the altercation took place is east of US 1 and west of the Florida Turnpike, near Leisure City.

Stay tuned to Local 10.com and Local 10 News for continuing coverage on this developing story. At 8 p.m., Local 10 News will feature a special report on the police shootings both in Miami-Dade County and previous officer shootings in Broward County.

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SG
09-28-2007, 08:40 AM
You know your a "bad man"(brave) when you can pull the trigger on police