Tuesday, August 7, 2007

BSO Deputy Gravely Wounded; Suspect in Custody


By WANDA J. DeMARZO AND JENNIFER LEBOVICH
wdemarzo@MiamiHerald.com
A Broward sheriff's deputy is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head by a motorcyclist during a traffic stop on Pembroke Road Monday, officials said.

Maury Hernandez, a five-year veteran of BSO who works as a detective on the agency's Selective Enforcement Team, remains in critical condition at Memorial Regional Hospital.

Sheriff Ken Jenne said Hernandez, of Cooper City, was on a ventilator following surgery. His family, including his wife, Jodi, is at his bedside.

''He is one of those very young dedicated individuals you take great pride in,'' Jenne said.
The shooting suspect, David Maldonado, 23, of Hollywood, was taken into custody by Hollywood police. Charges are pending.

BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the deputy, who was in an unmarked cruiser, pulled over the cyclist in the 3700 block of Pembroke Road in Hollywood about noon.

The motorcyclist jumped off his bike, turned around and fired at the deputy, hitting him in the head, Coleman-Wright said.
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Another senseless act in which lives are changed by the thoughtless action of a deranged individual who in a split second changes the life forever of a dedicated individual that was
an example to his community. We feel for the pain that the family of this senseless act of violence is going through.

1 comment:

Ed said...

As a gun owner and a non-police officer, it is my opinion that this is the reason why we should never outlaw gun control, only the criminals will have them and the resepected citizen won't have nothing to defend himself with against these low life's , I bet the gun that was used was stolen too