UPDATE: Miami Police Officer Shot During a Struggle

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Police want to speak with a woman who claims a Miami police officer found dead in his home shot himself during a struggle

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Associated Press News Release
May 13, 2014

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) -- Police want to speak with a woman who claims a Miami police officer found dead in his home shot himself during a struggle.

No arrests have been made in the death of Carl Ronaldo Patrick, whose body was found Friday in his Pembroke Pines home. Police have said they are investigating his death as a homicide.

Tiniko Thompson says her boyfriend's death was accidental. Thompson said she was struggling with Patrick for his weapon Wednesday morning when he slipped and the gun fired.

Thompson's attorney says that the woman didn't call police after the shooting because she feared being killed. Thompson eventually told her mother, who called 911.

Pembroke Pines Police issued a statement late Monday saying they want to speak with Thompson.

Associated Press News Release
May 12, 2014

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a Miami police officer in his home as a homicide.

Carl Ronaldo Patrick was found dead Friday in his Pembroke Pines home. No arrests have been made.

Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz says Patrick was wearing his uniform when he died and his lunch and city laptop were inside the patrol car parked outside his house.

Ortiz says he believes Patrick's killing should be treated as a death in the line of duty.

In a statement Sunday, Miami police officials said the department "feels the loss of our brother very deeply."

The Miami Herald reports that Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said Saturday that investigators believed Patrick was shot by a police public service aide who had a relationship with him.


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