Immigration officer accidentally dies at a Miami shooting range

Immigration officer accidentally dies at a Miami shooting range

So far the name of the officer has not been revealed, while the authorities launched the investigation to determine how the incident happened and determine if it was an accidental death.

A Customs and Border Protection officer was shot to death while working at a training camp in Florida after he was accidentally shot in the chest while teaching a course in Miami-Dade County, South Florida.

The unidentified officer was a firearms instructor at the firing range and was assigned to Miami International Airport, according to CBP spokesman Michael Silva.

According to testimonies collected by local media, an instructor apparently shot the agent, who was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from the shot.

Police were called to the West Miami shooting range shortly before 10:30 am and found one officer shot. He was transported to a hospital where he died, Miami-Dade police said.

“Great officer, great family, and it’s a tragic loss,” Silva told reporters during a news conference in Miami. “Just a great guy.”

“He had that passion for firearms,” ​​Silva added. “He was a great firearms instructor.”

Authorities said they are investigating the incident and have no details to provide, but local and federal law enforcement are involved.

The fact is under investigation by the Miami-Dade Police, whose director, Alfredo Ramírez, communicated his condolences in a Twitter message.

“On behalf of the entire Miami Dade Police Department, I offer my deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters at CBP as they mourn the loss of an officer,” he said.

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