Police arrest 1 after shooting, police chase
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a man accused of firing at police officers and leading authorities on a chase over the weekend.
Monday morning, police arrested Osmani Marcel Ojeda in the case.
Detectives said helicopters circled the City of Miami late in to Saturday night and well in to the early hours of Sunday morning looking for the armed and dangerous subject. "They were out here til like 5 o'clock this morning," said a resident of the neighborhood. "They didn't want anybody to come outside."
On the ground, several police departments shut down eight square city blocks searching for gunman they said shot at Hialeah Police. "At about 11 o'clock at night, at a hotel," said Detective Carl Zogby, "an Okeechobee Road in Hialeah, Hialeah Police units were shot at by the occupants of a Chevy Capris."
Police said Hialeah officers were called out to the Crossway Motel to investigate a shooting. When they arrived, someone started spraying bullets at officers as they sped away. "The fleeing car continued shooting at the police car that was pursuing him," said Zogby. "The pursuit continued and ended in the City of Miami, on Northwest Sixth Avenue and 45th Street, where the men dumped the vehicle and ran out in to the neighborhood."
"It sounded like a car rolling over," said Jeff Jennings. "So, I went out the back door, and the officer was shooting down the street. What I heard was not a car rolling over, obviously, like metal on the road. I figured it had to be the gun. It was a semi-automatic weapon, is what the officer said."
"We just ran into our bedroom," said Matt Preira, who lives nearby. "Because, it really sounded like it was right outside of the door, and so we thought someone was firing and was going to kick the door down."
Police said the gunman drove onto SR-112, then Interstate 195 and over to Miami city streets, firing at police. "The police car from Hialeah was right in front of my house with three bullet holes in it," said Jennings.
"We've got at least one bad guy in this neighborhood, maybe more, and we've got to find them," said Zogby.
Police are not sure if Ojeda is solely responsible for this case.
Police do not know how many people were in the car and have not released a description of the men. Authorities are now searching for a blue Chevy Caprice that left Hialeah and ended up in Downtown Miami at about 11 p.m., late Saturday night.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this car or other subjects, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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