Key Largo man stabbed trying to break up fight

A 34-year-old Key Largo was stabbed sometime Saturday while trying to break up a fight between two people, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said.

The victim told Deputy Ignacio Molina that he had been drinking with a friend named Tom on board the friend’s boat, along with another man he didn’t know.

Molina was told that the unknown man began to argue with Tom and that the victim stepped between the pair to calm things down.

That’s when he felt something hit him on the back.

Soon after, the victim felt pain on his side and told Tom he needed to go to the hospital, deputies said. The victim was given a small paddle boat to go to shore, where he met with Molina.

The victim was taken to Mariners Hospital for treatment of a puncture wound in his lower back.

The victim was unable to provide a name for his attacker and only knows his friend by the first name Tom, deputies said.

The case is under investigation.

 

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Police: Man in custody after 8 shot, killed in Mississippi

Authorities said Sunday a man has been arrested after eight people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were shot and killed in Mississippi, The Associated Press reported.

The shootings occurred at three homes in rural Lincoln County Saturday night, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain, the AP reported. The victims’ names have not been released.

Charges have not been filed against the suspect who was arrested in Brookhaven, where two of the shootings occurred. The third was in Bogue Chitto, an unincorporated town, the AP reported. 

The suspect, 36-year-old Cory Godbolt, spoke to The Clarion-Ledger while in handcuffs after the shootings. 

“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” Godbolt told the newspaper in comments recorded on video. “I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home. Somebody called the officer, people that didn’t even live at the house. That’s what they do. They intervene.

“They cost him his life,” the suspect said of the deputy who was killed. “I’m sorry.”

Godbolt said he didn’t expect to survive his encounter with police.

“Suicide by cop was my intention,” he said. 

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Police investigate fatal shooting in Hialeah

Hialeah police investigated a fatal shooting Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Nexx Motel. 

The shooting appears to be the result of an argument between two men, police said. 

The men, both in their 30s, began to fight at about 4 a.m. at the motel in the 600 block of East Ockeechobee Road.

One was dead when police arrived to the motel.

The other man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and was later released. 

It’s unclear what may have led to the exchange of gunfire, police said.

 

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2 Miami-Dade police officers injured after wrong-way crash

Two Miami-Dade police officers were injured in a crash Sunday morning in Southwest Miami-Dade. 

Investigators believe alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the crash.

Jovary Hill, 30,  reportedly was driving a Volkwagen Jetta in the wrong direction at about 4:45 a.m. near Southwest 163rd Street and Southwest 157th Avenue when he crashed head-on into a police cruiser, Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said.  

Two officers, ages 33 and 31, were in the cruiser at the time.

Miami Fire Rescue extricated one of the officers, who was trapped in the squad car, Pinkard said. 

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash. 

One of the officers was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious dislocations to his lower extremities and some fractures, Pinkard said. 

The other officer and Hill were taken to Jackson South with possible broken bones. 

“It’s a busy holiday. It’s Memorial Day weekend,” Pinkard said. “We always advise the community to be safe while they are out there.” 

 

 

 

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Bootcamp workout held in Fort Lauderdale to honor fallen Virginia deputy

Dozens of fitness fanatics from across South Florida gathered on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale to honor a fallen hero.

Hannah Eden, founder and owner of PumpFit Club in Fort Lauderdale, organized the free one-hour boot camp to honor the memory of Virginia deputy Curtis Bartlett, 32, who was killed in collision while pursuing a suspect in March.

“I often throw a big bootcamp event for local charities,” Eden said. “I feel it is my responsibility to spread awareness and stand up for the fallen.”

“Curtis was a hero and affected millions of lives. This is also about supporting local law enforcement, military and active duty heroes,” she said.

Supporters who came out to Holiday Park braved the heat while completing a fun, but challenging class that made sure to work every part of the human body.

In addition to the free boot camp, participants also gave generous donations that will benefit the Police Fitness Foundation.

“In the wake of his death, it has become our mission to keep his dream alive within our local community, and to raise money for officers o have vital resources they need to stay in shape,” Eden said.

Donations are being accepted at 408 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale or at RSPNutrition.com.

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