Video captures deadly police-involved shooting
MIAMI (WSVN) -- New home surveillance video of a shootout between Miami-Dade Police and a man at a suspected grow house has been released.
The footage was shown by a prosecutor in court Thursday in the case against Luis Estevanell, who is facing drug possession, drug trafficking and felony murder charges.
The surveillance video was captured by a camera at the suspected grow house located on Southwest 60th Court north of Coral Way back in July of 2012. The video shows the owner of the alleged grow house, Gerard Delgado, getting into his BMW just moments before detectives and an FBI agent arrived at the home to investigate the growing of marijuana.
Upon arrival, they came across Estevanell. As they spoke with him, Delgado exited his vehicle and opened fire on the officers. The shootout ensues for a while. Officers can be seen taking cover and firing back.
Delgado is seen hiding behind a tree when he was fatally shot in the head. Delgado is the man police said owned the home.
Miami-Dade Police Detective John Saavedra was shot three times in the stomach. He survived, but has not been able to return to the police force since the incident.
Detectives found about 80 pounds of marijuana worth tens of thousands of dollars inside the house.
Saavedra spoke to 7News, but did not want to show his face on camera. "I was doing my job and for doing my job I was shot," he said.
Officials said the reason Estevanell faces felony murder charges, even though he did not pull the trigger, is because in the State of Florida, if you commit a crime that results in the death of somebody, they can also charge you with the felony murder.
The Arthur Hearing will continue on Friday.
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