CBP officer dies in accidental shooting during training at Miami-Dade gun range
The officer, who was an instructor at the shooting range, was shot while doing a demonstration
October 20, 2022 5:50am
Updated: October 20, 2022 12:33pm
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was died on Wednesday after he was shot in the chest during a training exercise at a gun range in Miami-Dade, according to police.
The shooting took place just before 10:30 a.m. during a “building search training” at the Trail Glades Range at 17601 SW 8 Street. The officer, who was an instructor at the shooting range, was shot while doing a demonstration.
“A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer working at the weapons range was critically injured while on duty and pronounced deceased earlier today,” a CBP spokesperson said.
“On the police range side it’s mainly Customs and Border (Protection), they come on Wednesday for practice,” said Dario Pedrajo, who was at the shooting range at the time. “Several police officers came running over to the civilian side of the range, where the main office is, and said someone had been shot, stop shooting.”
The officer was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition but was pronounced dead soon after.
Police have not revealed details about the incident or the identity of the officer. Police are continuing their investigation into the shooting.
"At this point, we are not discarding any possibilities. Homicide is working all angles," said Miami-Dade police Detective Luis Sierra.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III said, “On behalf of the entire Miami-Dade Police Department I offer my deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters at U.S. Customs and Border Protection as they mourn the loss of their officer.”