Arrest Made Over Shooting of Two Undercover Cops

Hannah Perry, Daily Mail

A teenager, 19, has been arrested over the ambush and shooting of two undercover cops in a Miami parking lot.

Terence White, 47, and Charles Wood, 37, both veterans of the Miami-Dade Police Department, were sat in an unmarked car outside a Miami apartment complex on Monday evening when they were shot by at least two men.

Damian Antwan Thompson, 19, has since been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and battery of a police officer

Woods had identified Thompson as his shooter from a photographic lineup as someone he had arrested earlier this year on weapons charges.

‘They were ambushed and we’re not going to tolerate it,’ Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez told Local10.

Both White, a 26-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, and Woods, an 11-year veteran, were injured but survived the attack. Woods, who was shot in the leg, has since been released from the hospital.

At least one of the officers returned fire, John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade police union, said.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said fellow officers used a pickup truck to bring their wounded colleagues to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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