Body camera video shows how police responded to Doral shootout

Newly released body camera video shows how Miami-Dade County police officers responded after a gunman opened fire in the lobby of Trump National Doral early Friday.

The video opens with the sounds of multiple gunshots.

“Shots fired, shots fired” one officer is heard shouting as he makes his way into the lobby of the country club. Once inside, the officer scans the ground floor with his weapon drawn. The officer passes what appears to be a shattered flower pot as he searches for the gunman.

Jonathan Oddi — the accused gunman — does not appear in the footage. Police said Oddi yelled “anti-Trump — President Trump — rhetoric” during the incident.

Officers eventually confronted Oddi who pointed his handgun at them and fired into the club’s chandelier.

Officers shot Oddi several times and took him into custody. No officers were shot, but one broke his wrist during the shootout, police said.

Oddi, 42, of Doral, faces five counts of attempted murder and one count each of aggravated assault, burglary, criminal mischief, grand theft and creating a false fire alarm.

According to social media posts, Oddi, who was born in South Africa and became a U.S. citizen last year, worked as a fitness instructor and real estate investor. 

Before the shooting, he didn’t have criminal record in South Florida. A friend told the Miami Herald that we was “surprised and confused” after learning Oddi was taken into custody.

“I knew him 10 years. He’s a good person,” Luis David Gonzalez told the newspaper.

Oddi appeared in bond court Monday and admitted that he pulled the fire alarm before his public defender turned off his microphone. 

“You know, sir, everything’s being recorded, just so you know,” Judge Mindy Glazer said. “If you want to speak, it’s fine. I’m happy to listen. Your attorney turned the microphone off though — probably a wise move.”

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Trump National Doral gunman booked into jail

A gunman who was shot by police after he opened fire in the lobby of Trump National Doral, draped an American flag over the counter and started yelling about President Donald Trump is now in jail.

Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral, was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Sunday evening.

Doral police Chief Hernan Organvidez said officers were called to the hotel about 1:30 a.m. after receiving reports from employees of an active shooter. He said the officers encountered the gunman in the lobby and “exchanged gunfire with him.”

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Oddi apparently tried to lure officers into a gunfight.

“He did succeed and he did lose,” Perez said, praising the officers who risked their lives to diffuse the situation.

Perez said Oddi removed the American flag from the flagpole at the golf resort and carried it into the lobby, draping it over the counter. He said Oddi began yelling “anti-Trump — President Trump — rhetoric.”

“The exact words, I don’t know,” Perez said.

Perez said Oddi, who pulled a fire alarm at one point, fired a handgun into the roof of the lobby and waited for officers “to engage them.” He said one Miami-Dade police officer and four Doral police officers returned fire.

“They were met with an individual with a handgun, who pointed it at them and proceeded to fire into the roof and the chandeliers of the hotel,” Perez said. 

A Doral police officer suffered a broken wrist and was taken to Baptist Hospital. No other officers were injured.

Oddi had been at Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body.

The FBI and U.S. Secret Service are also investigating.

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Trump National Doral gunman booked into jail

A gunman who was shot by police after he opened fire in the lobby of Trump National Doral, draped an American flag over the counter and started yelling about President Donald Trump is now in jail.

Jonathan Oddi, 42, of Doral, was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Sunday evening.

Doral police Chief Hernan Organvidez said officers were called to the hotel about 1:30 a.m. after receiving reports from employees of an active shooter. He said the officers encountered the gunman in the lobby and “exchanged gunfire with him.”

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Oddi apparently tried to lure officers into a gunfight.

“He did succeed and he did lose,” Perez said, praising the officers who risked their lives to diffuse the situation.

Perez said Oddi removed the American flag from the flagpole at the golf resort and carried it into the lobby, draping it over the counter. He said Oddi began yelling “anti-Trump — President Trump — rhetoric.”

“The exact words, I don’t know,” Perez said.

Perez said Oddi, who pulled a fire alarm at one point, fired a handgun into the roof of the lobby and waited for officers “to engage them.” He said one Miami-Dade police officer and four Doral police officers returned fire.

“They were met with an individual with a handgun, who pointed it at them and proceeded to fire into the roof and the chandeliers of the hotel,” Perez said. 

A Doral police officer suffered a broken wrist and was taken to Baptist Hospital. No other officers were injured.

Oddi had been at Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body.

The FBI and U.S. Secret Service are also investigating.

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Heavy rains cause flooding, flight delays across South Florida

Heavy rains are causing flooding, flight delays and even a small number of power outages Sunday in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

A flood advisory is in affect for northern Broward County and northeast Miami-Dade County until 10:30 a.m. Areas affected include Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar and Coral Springs.

The region experienced several days of rain, saturating the ground, and Sunday brought even more precipitation. Up to 5  inches of rain has already fallen in some areas.

In Hollywood, a storm drain became clogged along Taft Street. Drivers were pushing through almost a foot of water in the deepest spots. On Twitter, Coral Springs police advised people to stay indoors.

“Do not go out onto the roads unless absolutely necessary. Conditions are very dangerous,” the department said.

Greg Meyer, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, urged travelers to check their flight statuses before heading out. Meyer said several flights have been affected by the heavy rain and at least one parking lot used by taxi drivers is flooded.

Florida Power and Light reported Sunday morning that about 1,400 customers in Broward County were without power while about 1,000 customers in Miami-Dade County were affected.

Many outdoor events have been rained out including Unifest in Lauderdale Lakes.

“This has never happened in its 24 year history. It’s very disappointing, but safety first,” the organizers of the Caribbean festival said.

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Truck crashes into rug store in South Miami

A pickup truck got a soft landing Saturday morning when it crashed into a rug store in South Miami.

The store’s owner, who left the store to buy a cup of coffee just before the crash, told Local 10 that he’s lucky to be alive.

Photos show the scene after the truck barreled through the front entrance of the Art of the Knot in the 5800 block of Sunset Drive.The runaway truck ran through several stacks of rugs, but just barely missed hitting the store’s chandelier. 

No one was hurt in the crash.

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9 people, including 2 rescue workers, hurt in crashes along I-95 in Miami

Nine people, including two rescue workers, were hurt after a series of crashes early Saturday along Interstate 95 in Miami, officials said.Ignatius Carroll, a spokesman for the Miami Fire Rescue, said the two rescue workers were trying to pull a m…

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