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Suspected cop killer Shawn Labeet shot dead in Pembroke Pines
Miami Hearld ^ | Fri, Sept 14, 2007 | David Ovalle and Manny Garcia

Posted on 09/13/2007 10:13:38 PM PDT by flattorney

The man suspected of killing one Miami-Dade cop and wounding three others Thursday morning in a shootout in south Miami-Dade was cornered and shot dead in a Pembroke Pines apartment complex sometime before midnight, a law enforcement source told The Miami Herald. Miami-Dade police would not confirm the information about suspect Shawn Sherwin LaBeet, but scheduled a news conference for 12:30 a.m. at its headquarters in Doral. After receiving a tip Thursday evening that LaBeet was hiding in an apartment complex in Pembroke Pines, Miami-Dade sent its SWAT team, the source told The Herald.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assaultrifles; assaultweapons; copkiller; gangs; labeet; miami; pembrokepines; scum; shawnlabeet
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1 posted on 09/13/2007 10:13:38 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

Good news. He will not have the ability to kill again.


2 posted on 09/13/2007 10:16:16 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Yup. I used to live in Pembroke Pines.


3 posted on 09/13/2007 10:17:34 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: flattorney

and that is that.


4 posted on 09/13/2007 10:17:51 PM PDT by Dreagon
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To: flattorney

Excellent news!


5 posted on 09/13/2007 10:18:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Dreagon
yup. they got him and I'm glad.

But I'll still weep for his mother.

6 posted on 09/13/2007 10:19:32 PM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: Dreagon
...and that is that.

Probably not. We'll have a week of hand wringing about why he did it and did the officers really have to shoot him.

7 posted on 09/13/2007 10:21:29 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: Dreagon
...and that is that.

Probably not. We'll have a week of hand wringing about why he did it and did the officers really have to shoot him.

8 posted on 09/13/2007 10:22:23 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: flattorney

Too bad they didn’t just wound him. He has possible ties to Muslim extremists. His half-brother killed a bunch of white people in the Virgin Islands and hijacked an airliner to Cuba. That man is now an Islamist radical.


9 posted on 09/13/2007 10:23:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So currently, is the area a good one or a rat infested sewer?


10 posted on 09/13/2007 10:23:35 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: flattorney
Here's a second report - FlAttorney

Police Capture, Kill Cop Killer Suspect LaBeet
CBS, Channel 4 Miami
Sep 14, 2007 12:56 am US/Eastern
http://cbs4.com/topstories/local_story_257003200.html

(CBS4) PEMBROKE PINES In an apartment building in Pembroke Pines, the chase for accused cop killer Sean LaBeet ended late Thursday in a second confrontation with Miami-Dade police officers. The first confrontation ended in the death of a police officer. The second ended in his death, after police say he opened fire when they tried to arrest him. CBS4 sources say the end came at an apartment complex at 305 SW 83rd Avenue Pembroke Pines, following a search for LaBeet that started early Thursday afternoon.

"We Got Him", one police source told CBS4 News. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, who once headed the Miami-Dade police Department, detailed how LaBeet was captured. "The confronted him. There was an exchange of gunfire. The subject was shot and killed," Alvarez said. Miami-Dade's SWAT team attempted to make the arrest, assisted by the Pembroke Pines police department. Alvarez said LaBeet was armed and had an extra clip when he confronted police.

At first, investigators incorrectly identified the suspected shooter as 30-year-old Kevin Wehner. But Miami-Dade Commander Linda O’Brien said Wehner is actually hundreds of miles away in the Jacksonville area and is not involved in the shootings in Cutler Bay. ''It appears we have been misled about (the suspect's) initial identity,'' Miami-Dade's O'Brien said. She said she was glad Wehner stepped forward quickly. “It appears LaBeet had obtained his ID.'' Immediately after the shooting, police say LaBeet got back in his car and sped off heading down the Turnpike. What is believed to be LaBeet's vehicle, a white Honda Accord with a black hood, was located in the area of SW 203rd Street and 129th Avenue on a small road lining the bank of Black Creek Canal, however, it was empty. The front windshield of the vehicle was smashed.

By mid-afternoon, Miami-Dade police Commander Linda O'Brien said Shawn LaBeet was believed to be driving a Black 2007 Pontiac Vibe with the Florida tag W59EPT. That car was found in a parking lot at a Target store in Oakland Park, at Oakland Park Boulevard and Federal Highway, shortly before 4:30 pm Thursday. When the car was found, it was discovered the Pontiac was rented out to LaBeet's brother, Shane LaBeet. The women and children who were found at the car are Shane's girlfriend and children. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez told reporters Thursday night that police had been deceived by LaBeet's girlfriend, who intentionally misled them about his identity. She was being questioned by police Thursday night, before police located LaBeet in Broward County and attempted to arrest him

11 posted on 09/13/2007 10:23:58 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney

i want the girlfriend tried, at a minimum, as an accessory after the fact.


12 posted on 09/13/2007 10:27:09 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: tdewey10

What you said.


13 posted on 09/13/2007 10:29:04 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: FreePaul
We'll have a week of hand wringing about why he did it and did the officers really have to shoot him.

And how he bought assault weapons.

14 posted on 09/13/2007 10:29:11 PM PDT by umgud
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To: tdewey10

For sure, she better be.


15 posted on 09/13/2007 10:30:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
It was one of the fastest growing communities in the US during the 90s and changed from a comfortable area (I lived there in the 80s) to overpopulated — adjacent to a larger city called Hollywood and about 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale. There are far worse places, I enjoyed my time there. It isn’t a sewer but it spread its wings very quickly.
16 posted on 09/13/2007 10:30:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
Good news. He will not have the ability to kill again.

I was praying the Miami-Dade PD would use a throw-down and kill that POS if they caught him. The last 5 weeks we have had 6 MDPD shot with 2 killed.
17 posted on 09/13/2007 10:31:29 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney

Hmmmm. The title here suggests (without reading on) that they first captured the guy, and then shot him dead. Interesting.


18 posted on 09/13/2007 10:32:10 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: flattorney

justice is sweet


19 posted on 09/13/2007 10:34:03 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: flattorney

Saved the state money.


20 posted on 09/13/2007 10:36:42 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Marie

Why, do you know her? Is she a good Christian woman? Maybe she and her religion is why her son is dead. Save your tears for our boys.


21 posted on 09/13/2007 10:48:09 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: flattorney

No activist judge will be able to stop his execution.


22 posted on 09/13/2007 10:48:40 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: flattorney
TANKS for the good news,,,

I wonder how far this gang/? will be followed in the news ?

JMHO : This mite be a “tip of the iceberg” for the LEOs of that area...

23 posted on 09/13/2007 10:49:08 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: flattorney

That*s very good news! It saves the family of the LEO who was killed and those who were wounded from having to sit through a painful trial. It gives the LEO brotherhood swift and final Justice!


24 posted on 09/13/2007 10:55:42 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (It*s time for "Tea Party II" This time we*ll meet at the border and toss Mexicans back over it.)
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To: flattorney
In addition to my previous post, this is from Wikipedia:

The city’s expansion was a major effect of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Thousands of southern Miami-Dade County residents moved northward to Broward County, many to Pembroke Pines. The population greatly increased as former owners of destroyed homes spent their insurance money on an inland city.

The resulting boom ranked the City of Pembroke Pines third in a list of Fastest Growing Cities in the United States in 1999.[2] Over the years, the sudden and unplanned overpopulation has caused problems, especially in schools. In 2003, Charles W. Flanagan High School had close to 6,000 students, making it the most populated high school in Florida. In response to Broward County's inability to keep up with demands, Mayor Alex Fekete and City Manager Charles Dodge started a Charter School System. As of 2006, Pembroke Pines had the largest Charter School System in the county. The city is also home to a campuses for Broward Community College and Florida International University. The city's population has grown from (1990 pop. 65,452) to an estimated 2005 population of 148,000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Pines,_Florida

25 posted on 09/13/2007 10:59:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: NRA2BFree
Here's the front page of Google News - - it's on the National wire

Tell you what, we have a bunch of excited people down here, including the police chief, that they nailed this SOB. His half-brother has never been brought to justice >> Shawn LaBeet is the half-brother of notorious mass murderer and fugitive from justice Ishmael LaBeet, who was implicated in eight execution style slayings at a St. Croix resort in 1972, a crime known in the Virgin Islands as the Fountain Valley Massacre << The police apprehended Ishmael once but he escaped, and they have never found him again.


26 posted on 09/13/2007 11:09:40 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney

Here’s my made up quote from his mom, which I base on every other one I’ve heard from similar scumbags. “My baby never did nothing to deserve this. He didn’t need to die.” Print it. It’s along the same line of thinking as “Nobody judges me but God.” Well, He just did.


27 posted on 09/13/2007 11:10:14 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: flattorney

probably the same cell as connected with the JFK airport plot...


28 posted on 09/13/2007 11:12:30 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: flattorney
I was praying the Miami-Dade PD would use a throw-down and kill that POS if they caught him.

Wow so you are admitting you are no better than the cop killer?
29 posted on 09/13/2007 11:52:44 PM PDT by JLS
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To: flattorney
Tell you what, we have a bunch of excited people down here, including the police chief, that they nailed this SOB. His half-brother has never been brought to justice >> Shawn LaBeet is the half-brother of notorious mass murderer and fugitive from justice Ishmael LaBeet, who was implicated in eight execution style slayings at a St. Croix resort in 1972, a crime known in the Virgin Islands as the Fountain Valley Massacre << The police apprehended Ishmael once but he escaped, and they have never found him again.

I'm sure that all the LEOs around the country are happy that he was shot dead by the LEOs who were looking for him. I know I'm pretty happy about it.

It's too bad they didn't catch Ishmael. What a couple of scum bags they are/were. Ishmael is a Muslim name. Do you know if they were Muslims?

30 posted on 09/14/2007 12:30:35 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (It*s time for "Tea Party II" This time we*ll meet at the border and toss Mexicans back over it.)
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To: flattorney

No one who shoots it out with the cops should EVER leave alive!


31 posted on 09/14/2007 1:14:21 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: flattorney
Did he convert to Islam some time ago.
32 posted on 09/14/2007 1:21:38 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: All

Related link: Background, details, discussion:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1895907/posts


33 posted on 09/14/2007 1:44:01 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The city’s expansion was a major effect of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Was stationed at Homestead AFB for Andrew... was awful... shame many of the people moved up into Broward county.... it was known by most, if not all, of the military personnel to be VERY liberal, and to avoid it if possible... MJ
34 posted on 09/14/2007 2:07:51 AM PDT by MrJapan
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Shawn Sherwin LaBeet, is the half-brother of a notorious mass murderer and fugitive from justice, Ishmael LaBeet, who was implicated in eight slayings at a St. Croix resort in 1973, a crime known in the Virgin Islands as the Fountain Valley Massacre.

In 1972 when Ishmael LaBeet and four associates killed eight people at a St. Croix resort, Carambola. The five — all dressed in fatigues — sprang out of the bushes at the Rockefeller-owned Fountain Valley golf course in St. Croix and sprayed the dining area with bullets.

In the 1972 massacre, the attackers rounded up 15 people, four Miami residents were among them. Eight were ordered to kneel in a circle and systematically shot to death with a shotgun and .45-caliber and 9mm pistols. The four from Miami, two couples vacationing together, were among the dead.

The five black robbers, who had screamed racial, anti-white insults during the massacre, according to witnesses, then fled with $731 from the cash register and the personal effects of the dead.

Thirteen years later, on New Year’s Eve, 1985, Ishmael LaBeet (Shawn Sherwin LaBeet’s half-brother) overpowered guards from the Virgin Islands Department of Corrections who were escorting him on a flight from St. Croix to New York.

Ishmael LaBeet forced the American Airlines flight with 198 people aboard to divert to Havana, Cuba, where he was taken off the plane by Cuban authorities. The plane later made the flight to New York with the rest of the passengers.

Ishmael LaBeet remains a fugitive, and his crime still resonates with locals to this day.


35 posted on 09/14/2007 3:25:57 AM PDT by now catch his half brother
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To: OKIEDOC

Al and Jesse will say he was executed.


36 posted on 09/14/2007 3:25:58 AM PDT by weiner56
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To: flattorney

Here in Florida we’ve had a rash of attacks on police officers.
Glad to see this perp was killed instead of turning his sorry butt over to the legal system.


37 posted on 09/14/2007 3:49:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

” Glad to see this perp was killed instead of turning his sorry butt over to the legal system “

I guess if he couldn’t be ‘disappeared’ to, say, a ‘secret CIA prison in Poland’, this is the best alternative.....

I’m glad he’s dead, but there’s a lot of unanswered questions — and possibly a lost chance at intel.....


38 posted on 09/14/2007 4:05:08 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez told reporters Thursday night that police had been deceived by LaBeet's girlfriend, who intentionally misled them about his identity

This gal needs to have the book thrown at her.

I'm sure the SWAT bubbas were praying LaIdiot would raise his weapon or take a shot at them. Suicide by Cop is becoming more common theses days.

Thoughts and prayers for our Police and all Emergency Service personnel.

39 posted on 09/14/2007 4:18:57 AM PDT by Toadman ((molon labe))
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To: flattorney

One less bag of crap polluting the planet.


40 posted on 09/14/2007 4:26:45 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: SatinDoll

That man is now an Islamist radical.

Not really!! he’s now dead and, that is a good thing, want have to go through a trial that makes the cops look bad.
But, of course there is always the ACLU to try proving the cops did a hate crime.


41 posted on 09/14/2007 4:31:53 AM PDT by buck61
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I am glad he “resisted arrest” its over now.


42 posted on 09/14/2007 4:32:58 AM PDT by omega4179 (Was one of the guys named Mohammed?)
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To: buck61

Now that hes dead he “was turning his life around” and “just found jesus”


43 posted on 09/14/2007 4:33:36 AM PDT by omega4179 (Was one of the guys named Mohammed?)
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To: flattorney

Excellent!
Prayers to his victims.


44 posted on 09/14/2007 4:34:39 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

He likely has the pit in hell next to the Muslim section.


45 posted on 09/14/2007 4:37:27 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: flattorney

Very strange case with very strange connections.

The “girlfriend” who misled the police, btw, was actually the girlfriend of another LaBeet half-brother, Shane. There are apparently LaBeets scattered all over the place - I don’t know if Daddy LaBeet is still alive and procreating or if he has been removed from the gene pool at last. The LaBeet in Cuba is at least 20 years older than his cop-killer half brother, Shawn LaBeet, so Daddy LaBeet had way too long a run as it was!

Let us know if they release any more information on this.


46 posted on 09/14/2007 4:45:08 AM PDT by livius
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To: SatinDoll

Given that withholding M&M’s is now considered “torture”, there wasn’t much chance of getting useful info from him.


47 posted on 09/14/2007 4:50:23 AM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: omega4179

And his high school transcripts just improved from a C-/D+ student to an honor roll student!


48 posted on 09/14/2007 4:52:48 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: flattorney
Analogous support for the argument that capital punishment is, in fact, a deterrent to crime.

When a criminal is made dead, he/she is deterred from ever committing another capital crime.

49 posted on 09/14/2007 5:00:47 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: NRA2BFree
That*s very good news! It saves the family of the LEO who was killed and those who were wounded from having to sit through a painful trial. It gives the LEO brotherhood swift and final Justice!

Adding insult to the tragedy, the jury may not have found him guilty.

50 posted on 09/14/2007 5:12:52 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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