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4 Arrested For Helping Suspected Cop Killer (Shawn LaBeet)
CBS Channel 4 Miami ^ | Sept 14, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 09/14/2007 12:50:54 PM PDT by flattorney

(CBS4) DORAL Miami-Dade police have arrested four people in connection with the shootings of four Miami-Dade police officers, one of whom died.According to CBS4’s news partner The Miami Herald, three of those arrested are charged with aiding the suspected cop killer Shawn LaBeet.. Those suspects are Alba Bello, 47; her son, Alain Gonzalez, 24; and Bello’s boyfriend, Lazaro Guardiola, 35.

The Herald reports all three have been charged with accessory after the fact for harboring LaBeet and are being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Basically, investigators believe, they helped hide LaBeet as he hid from police in the wake of Thursday’s shooting. The Herald states that investigators think LaBeet ran from his car, which he abandoned near a canal, to Bello’s home at 12914 SW 202nd Street and hid there until someone else came to pick him up. Authorities say LaBeet was friends with Bello’s son, Alain Gonzalez. In addition, LaBeet’s girlfriend, Renee Dangelo, 26, has also been charged, according to The Herald. Police say she gave detectives a false name for LeBeet, which caused delays in the investigation.

Police still don’t have a motive behind the police shooting that left Officer Jose Somohano dead and three others injured. Police say the suspected gunman opened fire with a high-powered weapon during a traffic stop in Southwest Miami-Dade. Hours later, Labeet was found about 30 miles north of the original shooting scene. He was killed by police after an exchange of gunfire in Pembroke Pines.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: assaultrifles; assaultweapons; copkiller; crime; gangs; illegalaliens; illegals; labeet; miami; shawnlabeet; shooting
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Abstract: The Broward Sheriff's Office is testing a 9mm firearm found with dead cop-killer Shawn LaBeet to see if it was the same weapon used in the still-unsolved shooting of Sgt. Chris Reyka, sources told The Miami Herald.

Assault-Weapon Attacks on Rise in Miami area where officer slain
Abstract: The spray of bullets that killed one Miami-Dade County police officer and hurt three others this week came from something increasingly common on this city's streets.Once solely found in the hands of soldiers, high-powered assault weapons like the one believed to have been used in Thursday's attack are becoming the guns of choice for gang members and other violent criminals. And when they are aimed at officers on patrol, there's little authorities can do to escape. "It's almost like we have water pistols going up against these high-powered rifles," said John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. "Our weaponry and our bulletproof vests don't match up to any of those types of weapons."

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1 posted on 09/14/2007 12:50:57 PM PDT by flattorney
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To: flattorney

Any illegals among these bums?


2 posted on 09/14/2007 12:54:08 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: flattorney

What a bunch of LOSERS. Put them all away for life for aiding and abetting a cop killer.


3 posted on 09/14/2007 12:56:11 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: flattorney; SE Mom; La Enchiladita; txflake

ping


4 posted on 09/14/2007 12:57:36 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: jeffers; BurbankKarl; MindBender26

ping


5 posted on 09/14/2007 12:58:33 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Old Grumpy
"What a bunch of LOSERS. Put them all away for life for aiding and abetting a cop killer."

I can't argue with you.

6 posted on 09/14/2007 12:59:12 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: flattorney

Alba is clearly guilty.


7 posted on 09/14/2007 1:00:00 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid. It's also WWIV.)
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To: flattorney
Is that the blonde who was married to the LaBeet who is a suspect in the murders of those 8 people that you mentioned on the other thread? I can't help but wonder if the Mexicans are illegals?

As sad as the shooting of the LEOs is, the anti gunners are probably going to use this as a rallying cry for another ban on assault weapons! They never miss a chance to further their own agenda.

8 posted on 09/14/2007 1:01:23 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: bboop

I’ve never had anyone explain to any rational degree what difference that makes.


9 posted on 09/14/2007 1:02:28 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: flattorney

In the mug shots, Alba looks angry and the girlfriend looks like she has been crying. Boo hoo.


10 posted on 09/14/2007 1:05:07 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (California : home of the fruits, nuts and flakes.)
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To: tdewey10

ping to update


11 posted on 09/14/2007 1:05:15 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: flattorney

If found or pleads guilty, each one deserves a max sentence.


12 posted on 09/14/2007 1:06:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: 1rudeboy
Any illegals among these bums?

I’ve never had anyone explain to any rational degree what difference that makes.

Until just now.

It helps illustrate just what a huge percentage of our criminals are, to be politically correct, "here without a hall pass".

13 posted on 09/14/2007 1:09:14 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: capt. norm

But you don’t know if they are illegal or not, you are merely speculating.


14 posted on 09/14/2007 1:11:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I’ve never had anyone explain to any rational degree what difference that makes.

I'll be happy to explain it to you in a rational way so you can understand the problem. The reason it's important is because IF they weren't here illegally, then they wouldn't have been able to assist in the murder of the officer!

It's all about location, and illegals are in the wrong place when they're in America. I hope that breaks it down so you can understand why it's important. IF not, feel free to ask. LOL!

15 posted on 09/14/2007 1:12:39 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: bboop
>> "Any illegals among these bums?"

Shawn LaBeet was an illegal alien. We don't know about the other 4 charged at the point - TAB

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16 posted on 09/14/2007 1:13:31 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

crying because her drug dealer cop killer boyfriend was shot to pieces.


17 posted on 09/14/2007 1:13:47 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: east1234
Alba is clearly guilty.

She's obviously no relation to Jessica.

18 posted on 09/14/2007 1:13:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: 1rudeboy

Ok, Geraldo....


19 posted on 09/14/2007 1:13:50 PM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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I wonder if the the AK-47 was made in China, by any chance.

OPERATION DRAGONFIRE - Bill Clinton's 8 Million Dollar AK-47 Deal of 1996

Clinton, who loved the idea of "cold-untraceable" cash for his 1996 Presidential campaign, showed complete and utter disregard for cops on the streets, ... as he signed an import permit for the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Empress Phoenix freighter to bring in $8 million dollars of illegal fully-automatic AK-47's to be distributed to Chinese Triad gangs in California..

20 posted on 09/14/2007 1:14:01 PM PDT by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in Korea in 30 months, BECAUSE Truman had withdrawn TOO many troops, TOO soon)
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To: NRA2BFree

Pretty good job of explaining, thanks


21 posted on 09/14/2007 1:17:08 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: 1rudeboy
I’ve never had anyone explain to any rational degree what difference that makes.

It's obvious, silly. Murdered people aren't actually dead if they're killed by a native-born American criminal. They're just resting.

22 posted on 09/14/2007 1:17:25 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: 1rudeboy
But you don’t know if they are illegal or not, you are merely speculating.

Exactly.

And when that facet is revealed, one way or the other, it will improve our database (either way). Beats the crap out of hiding data that could be meaningful.

In the meantime, there's nothing wrong with speculating....that's how "Lt. Colombo" got famous.

23 posted on 09/14/2007 1:18:45 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: bboop

Hey bboop,
If I were a betting man I would say yes to your question. My personal opinion is that it is an alliance between the musleem converts and the latino illegals to get the man. Honkies are their enemy, especially the true warriors in blue.

This is my story and I am sticking to it.

As I See It,
NSNR


24 posted on 09/14/2007 1:25:32 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (Xin Loi My Boy!!!!)
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To: flattorney
Once solely found in the hands of soldiers, high-powered assault weapons like the one believed to have been used in Thursday's attack are becoming the guns of choice for gang members and other violent criminals.

Once again, the media lies. Assault weapons that soldiers use are full -auto. You cannot buy or own these without a costly permit and vetting process.

Semi-auto weapons, which exist in the millions in this country as hunter's weapons of choice, are not assault weapons because they "look" military. Any semi-auto deer rifle would do exactly the same amount of damage (and don't--unless you're a deer).

25 posted on 09/14/2007 1:27:55 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: flattorney

I’m sure democrats are crying their eyes out today about this savage dog being sent to his Maker. Probably not one tear though for the dead and injured cops.


26 posted on 09/14/2007 1:29:21 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: flattorney; All
Aug 10, 2007 - FBI Notice Seeking Help on Solving Sergeant Chris Reyka Killing

This is the shooting - police killing - the MDPD, Broward County Sheriffs Office, and FBI are currently testing a 9mm firearm found with dead cop-killer Shawn LaBeet to see if it was the same weapon used in the still-unsolved shooting of Sgt. Chris Reyka. In the last 5 weeks, six(6) Miami-Dade-Broward County police officers have been shot, two(2) fatally. - TAB

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27 posted on 09/14/2007 1:30:32 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: capt. norm; Rick.Donaldson

Thank you for your #23, that’s about the best justification I’ve seen. Because frankly, (not speaking of you, here) “I wonder if the perps are illegal because I can use it to score political points” doesn’t sound very conservative, no matter what Rick thinks.


28 posted on 09/14/2007 1:51:05 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RDTF

good- lock em up.


29 posted on 09/14/2007 2:37:55 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

Yup, that’s what I think is happening too. Nice place it seems to be, south Florida. AK-47s.


30 posted on 09/14/2007 5:33:41 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: flattorney; All
=== LATEST NEWS ===

Latest Shawn LaBeet Photo

Latest Updated Details How the Day's Events Unfolded are in this article
Cop-Shooting Suspect Killed

LaBeet's Girlfriend Faces $50,000 Bond
CBS 4 Miami - Sep 14, 2007 6:27 pm EST
http://cbs4.com/topstories/local_story_257182022.html

Renee Dangelo, 26, was in bond court on Friday where the judge set the maximum bond at $50,000. Dangelo was crying as the judge said he could not believe someone would mislead police as she reportedly did, giving detectives a false name for Shawn LaBeet, delaying the investigation. She has been charged with accessory after the fact for harboring LaBeet. On Thursday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said the investigation of the shooting of four police officers was hampered after the suspect's girlfriend gave police his alias, sparking a sweeping search for the wrong man. ''She purposely misled and delayed our investigation,'' Alvarez said at a news conference. Dangelo admitted to being in the Miami-Dade house at the time of the shooting. She also admitted lending her car to Shawn LaBeet to flea the area. She is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Brother and Nephew Arrested for Aiding LaBeet
Abstract: Suspected cop killer Shawn LaBeet's brother has been arrested for helping him elude police after Thursday's shooting of four Miami-Dade police officers. Shane LaBeet, 32, was charged with aiding his brother's flight to Broward County, where Shawn LaBeet was later found by a Miami-Dade tactical team and shot dead. Also arrested Friday was Shawn LaBeet's nephew, Jaleel Torres, 22. Torres was charged with resisting an officer with violence as investigators tried to question him about his uncle's whereabouts, said Miami-Dade Police Cdr. Linda O'Brien. They were the fifth and sixth people arrested Friday in connection with the fugitive's attempt to elude capture.

Police also said that Shawn LaBeet had fraudulently purchased six high-powered assault weapons and three handguns between December 2005 and March 2006 under the alias of Kevin Wehner -- a Jacksonville man whose identify he apparently stole. After the shootings Thursday, police seized six weapons they believe belonged to LaBeet -- including the assault rifle they believe he used to shoot the four Miami-Dade officers, one fatally. Also seized was a 9mm handgun found with LaBeet when he was shot dead late Thursday at a Pembroke Pines apartment complex. Police also took four firearms from the house that LaBeet shared with his girlfriend in Southwest Miami-Dade where the shootings took place. Investigators could not immediately confirm that those six seized weapons were among the nine bought fraudulently under Wehner's name.
Full Miami Herald Article

Labeet's Gun doesn't match Police Reyka Case
Abstract: The Broward Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon that a 9mm gun found with dead cop-killer Shawn LaBeet does not match the weapon used to kill Sgt. Chris Reyka last month. The 51-year-old father of four was ambushed Aug. 10, 2007 as he looked for stolen vehicles behind a Pompano Beach Walgreens drugstore. He was shot five times.
Full Miami Herald Article

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31 posted on 09/14/2007 6:12:24 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney

75% Italian, the lineup. I’m Italian, so just an observation.


32 posted on 09/14/2007 8:51:19 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: All
Police Officer Assistance Trust
1030 NW 111 Avenue ~ Miami, FL 33172
Office: 305.594.6662 ~ FAX: 305.594.0997
Email: poatoffice@msn.com


A Deadly Year for Police as Fatalities Soar
Miami Herald by Jay Weaver
Sept 14, 2007

- - Fatal attacks on police officers have surged nationwide this year, with 10 deaths in Florida alone.

Fatal shootings of police officers are surging from Florida to California. Thursday's deadly shooting of a Miami-Dade police officer and the wounding of three colleagues in a traffic stop add to a troubling trend. Just the day before, the last of three Odessa, Texas, police officers died following a weekend gun battle during a response to a domestic disturbance. Nationwide, police fatalities stemming from shootings, traffic accidents and other factors soared by 44 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. That rate is on track for the second half of the year, the Washington-based group said.

WORRYING TREND - - So far this year, there have been 59 percent more fatal police shootings compared with the same period in 2006, the group said. Craig W. Floyd, chairman of the nonprofit group, called the trend alarming: ``We've never seen numbers like this from one year to the next -- nothing like this since 1978.'' Experts cite several causes: a violent crime uptick, easy access to firearms and increasingly deranged criminals. ''There are a lot of disturbed people out there,'' said Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York police officer and district attorney who lectures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. ``They're extremely violent, and it's all too easy for them to get pretty sophisticated weapons to shoot not only one officer but multiple officers.'' Another factor: the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban three years ago. It applied to 19 semiautomatic weapons, which fire one round and automatically load each time the trigger is pulled.

LITTLE DEFENSE - - What are police doing to defend themselves? Working in pairs and wearing bulletproof vests. But even vests are vulnerable to assault weapons and ammunition. The fatal shooting in Miami-Dade follows others across the state, which has seen 10 mostly gun-related police deaths through mid-September, one more than in all of 2006. Last month, a Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant was killed by gunfire as he looked for stolen cars behind a store. Four days earlier, a BSO deputy was shot in the head during a traffic stop of a motorcyclist who ran several red lights. He survived. ''The bad guys have the element of surprise, they have the firepower and often times they get the benefit of lenience in the courts,'' said John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade and Florida Police Benevolent Associations. ``How many cops does it take to get killed until we start paying attention?''

33 posted on 09/14/2007 8:55:55 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney

R.I.P.


34 posted on 09/14/2007 9:14:38 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: NRA2BFree
I believe all the ones arrested are Latino gang members.

Someone said Labeet had bought three AK 47’s and was not a citizen of the USA.

If that is true how does it happen?

35 posted on 09/14/2007 9:19:07 PM 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: OKIEDOC

Yep- And they knew exactly what to do to throw the cops off.


36 posted on 09/14/2007 9:23:22 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: OKIEDOC

Labeet stole the identity of Kevin Wehner,and used that to buy hte guns. That’s the ID the gfriend gave initially and why she’s in jail.


37 posted on 09/14/2007 9:28:13 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: RDTF
I was over at the dry cleaners a couple of weeks ago and struck up a conversation with a prison guard.

He says the gang members coming from Central America are so dangerous that the prison has to give incentives to get people to guard them even locked in their cells.

38 posted on 09/14/2007 9:29:55 PM 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: OKIEDOC
Wouldn’t you hate to be single and get one of those two women as a blind date.

They do not even look good enough to be bad trailer trash.

39 posted on 09/14/2007 9:33:12 PM 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: OKIEDOC

LaBeet when he was shot dead late Thursday

I am glad to hear this.

Rot in Hell scumbag.


40 posted on 09/14/2007 9:33:16 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: flattorney
"Labeet was found about 30 miles north of the original shooting scene. He was killed by police after an exchange of gunfire in Pembroke Pines."



Good shooting! oh yea well anyway, right about now LaBeet should be arriving at the burning gates of Hell. I'm going home to have some eggs...
41 posted on 09/14/2007 10:31:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: flattorney
=== 9.15 LATEST NEWS ===
--From Miami News Sources--

Sept 15: Latest Details How the Deadly Day's Events Unfolded
Sept 15: Latest Details: Six Linked to Police Killer's Getaway
<> Police say friends and relatives helped gunman elude capture for hours. All have been arrested and charged.
- - Reports clears up a number of matters and how the six(6) accomplices arrested were involved. From reading this, it was only due to the Maimi-Dade PD's, and others, outstanding and huge effort that they caught Shawn LaBeet, who was a drugged up illegal alien (from St. Croix, Virgin Islands), gang member, and drug dealer when he shot 4 MDPD officers.
Sept 15: Step-by-Step Interactive Timeline Crime Scene Map

Snips From Various Local News Sources
Police disclosed that LaBeet did not fire his 9 mm semiautomatic weapon as officers closed in on him, but was killed when he refused orders to drop the gun. Dr. Joshua Perper, the Broward County medical examiner, said late Friday that LaBeet was shot 11 times by Miami-Dade police. He said the autopsy, partially completed Friday, showed the two bullets that did the most damage entered through his right flank, went up into and through his liver, then into his lungs in his chest cavity. LaBeet was also shot once in the middle of the back. The remainder of the bullets hit upper and lower extremities, Perper said. He said it is too early to determine whether LaBeet was on any drug.

Shawn LaBeet's nephew, Jaleel Torres - 22, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer with violence as investigators tried to question him about his uncle's whereabouts, said Miami-Dade Police Commander Linda O'Brien. Torres face was severely bruised from the altercation though details of his arrest were not available Friday. (Good - hope the police beat him and the other 5 some more when they booked them through the MD County jail.)

New details emerged Friday about how LaBeet for years impersonated a Jacksonville man whose identity he apparently stole. LaBeet used the alias of Kevin Wehner to sign up to vote in Miami-Dade, register at least two cars and even file a case in small-claims court following an auto accident. Many of his recent friends only knew his as Kevin Wehner. More significantly, say police, LaBeet purchased six high-powered assault weapons and three handguns between December 2005 and March 2006 under Wehner's name.

Shawn LaBeet was an Illegal Alien - According to Kevin Wehner's uncle, Wehner's wallet was stolen four years ago while he was vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Shawn LeBeet is from. Wehner reported the missing wallet to authorities there, and then identity theft to Florida police when he began getting notices in the mail about cars he never bought, said his uncle, John Wehner of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Posted for FlA by TAB

42 posted on 09/15/2007 2:46:55 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: flattorney
== NEWS UPDATE ===

Bond set for three accused of aiding man suspected of killing Miami-Dade police officer
Sunday, September 16, 2007

MIAMI (AP) -- A judge set bond at $250,000 each for three of six people accused of aiding a man suspected of killing a Miami-Dade police officer and injuring three others. Bond was set Saturday for Alba Bello; her boyfriend, Lazaro Guardiola; and her son, Alain Gonzalez, who are charged with accessory after the fact, said Janelle Hall, a jail spokeswoman. A judge mandated that the three reveal where their bond money comes from if they make bail. They are accused of harboring Shawn Sherwin Labeet, 25, who authorities say fled after fatally shooting Officer Jose Somohano and injuring three other officers on Thursday. Labeet was found 30 miles away hours later. Police said they shot and killed him after he refused to drop his firearm. Attorneys for Bello, Guardiola and Gonzalez argued their clients did not know the suspect had shot four police officers when he turned up at their home armed, The Miami Herald reported in Sunday editions. Investigators said the three admitted driving LaBeet and dropping him off with his brother, Shane Labeet. Shane Labeet dropped his brother off at the home of relative Jaleel Torres, police said. Police said both men have been charged, but no details were immediately available. Police said Shawn LaBeet's girlfriend, Renee D'Angelo, misled officers in their search for the suspect. D'Angelo, who is charged with accessory after the fact, was being held on $50,000 bond, Hall said.

MEMORIAL SERVICES
-- Friends, family and Law enforcement officers are expected to attend an emotional service Tuesday, September 18th for Officer Jose Somohano, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday. September 13th. The beloved husband and father of young children will be honored and remembered during a memorial service scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The memorial service will take place at the Pharmed Arena located at the Florida International University in 11200 southwest 8th street. After the Memorial service Somohano’s body will be laid to rest at the Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Cemetetery located at 11655 southwest 117 avenue. 37-years-old Jose Somohano was with the Miami-Dade department since 2003, until he was fatally shot Thursday morning. The four officers originally were conducting burglary surveillance south of Cutler Bay in Southwest Miami-Dade when they stopped the man because he was driving a car erratically. Police say the suspect, identified as Shawn LaBeet, then opened fire.

Seriously Injured Officer Faces Months of Surgeries and Rehabilitation
Miami Herald by Casey Woods
Sept 15, 2007
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miami_dade/story/238410.html

- - Officer Jody Wright will need a year or more of therapy on her knee after having survived the shooting that killed another officer and wounded two others.

Miami-Dade police Officer Jody Wright, who has a grapefruit-sized exit wound on her right leg from a high-velocity bullet, has a chance at walking again -- but only after enduring at least a year of painful reconstructive surgeries and therapy, her doctors said Friday. ''This is exactly the type of wound you would see in war,'' Ryder Trauma Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gregory Zych said at a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital. ``This is a very, very different injury from the common handgun Saturday night special wound we see in urban trauma centers.'' Because the bullet came from a high-powered assault rifle, it had a destructive force that was exponentially greater than that of a regular weapon.

Zych, who operated on Wright after she was airlifted to the hospital, said the bullet destroyed 80 percent of the bone in a six-inch span below her knee. Wright was in stable condition and currently not at risk of losing her lower leg, doctors said. She was being transferred out of the intensive care unit Friday. Zych said that rehabilitation of Wright's knee would take at least a year, and that it was too early to talk about whether the wound would end her career as a police officer. Wright, who is unmarried and has no children, has been on the police force since June 2005. She is a University of Miami graduate. A blood drive at South Miami City Hall for the surviving officers was packed Friday. South Miami and Community Blood Bank officials extended the drive to 9 p.m. because of the overwhelming response.

43 posted on 09/16/2007 2:20:40 PM PDT by flattorney (Fred for '08 Pres ~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: 1rudeboy

If any of the perps are illegals, “no matter what Rick thinks”, then the murder wouldn’t have happened if the bastards weren’t in the country. And for those of you trying to DENY there is an illegal immigration problem, and it “isn’t connected” to crime, get your heads OUT OF YOUR @$$es. We have some bad crime here in Colorado, and a very large percentage of the perpetrators ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM MEXICO, COLUMBIA and other countries not even IN the Americas.


44 posted on 09/17/2007 6:59:20 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: 1rudeboy

If any of the perps are illegals, “no matter what Rick thinks”, then the murder wouldn’t have happened if the bastards weren’t in the country. And for those of you trying to DENY there is an illegal immigration problem, and it “isn’t connected” to crime, get your heads OUT OF YOUR @$$es. We have some bad crime here in Colorado, and a very large percentage of the perpetrators ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM MEXICO, COLUMBIA and other countries not even IN the Americas.


45 posted on 09/17/2007 6:59:30 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

I asked for a rational justification, and I received one. Your post-menopausal, meaningless hysteria is better directed to someone who denies we have an illegal immigration problem.


46 posted on 09/17/2007 7:11:58 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: flattorney

Thanks for posting. Condolences to Officer Jose Somohano’s family and friends. America’s finest.


47 posted on 09/17/2007 7:21:20 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL!

The illegal immigration problem is precisely the issue in a lot of recent crimes, including murder. I don’t know why people like you have to be “insulting” in their replies... “post-menopausal, meaningless hysteria” — Nothing I said was “hysteria”, nor “post-menapausal”, and it certainly wasn’t meaningless. Instead, your own “quest for knowledge” is limited by your personal preconceived notions. If the individuals involved in this recent crime, and cop killing, and they TURN OUT to be illegal, then I would think that anyone who turns a blind eye to the situation is nothing but an ignorant fool.


48 posted on 09/17/2007 7:50:54 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com - and yes, yes, I'm a "FredHead". Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson
I don’t know why people like you have to be “insulting” in their replies . . . .

Not surprising at all, when you cannot remember your initial reply to me on this thread.

49 posted on 09/17/2007 7:54:48 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: PGalt; flattorney
== Sept 17 NEWS UPDATE ===

-- Status of 6 that help Shawn LaBeet --
1. LaBeets girlfriend, Renee D'Angelo, 26, posted $50,000 bond Sunday and was released. D'Angelo, who has three children with Labeet, is charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
2. The nephew of LaBeet, Jaleel Torres, 22, posted $5,000 bond and was released. On the day of the shootings, Torres got into a confrontation with police, when they questioned him where his uncle Shawn LaBeet was, and Torres face was severely bruised in the altercation.
3. LaBeet's brother Shane R. Labeet, 32, is held on $250,000 bond in the Broward County jail awaiting extradition to Miami-Dade County. He is charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
4. As LaBeet's brother, the other three - Alba Caridad Bello Denis, 47, her son Alain Gonzalez, 24 and her boyfriend Lazaro Guardiola, 35 - are charged with accessory to murder after the fact and are being held in Miami-Dade County jail on $250,000 bond each. If they can raise bail, the judge stated they have to prove their bond money comes from legitimate sources before they are released.

Updated timeline details and reason for $250,000 bonds.
After the shooting - leaving his girlfriend's house with her car - Shawn LaBeet drove to the home of his friend, 24-year-old Alain Gonzalez. Gonzalez's mother, Alba Bello, and her boyfriend, Lazaro Guardiola, were home at the time. The trio allegedly helped Labeet change his appearance before driving him out of the area using back roads and avoiding the streets that were swarming with police. Investigators said Gonzalez, his mother and Guardiola dropped off Labeet at a wooded area near Krome Avenue and Okeechobee Road. Once there, Labeet's brother, Shane Labeet, picked him up in his Pontiac Vibe, investigators said.

Police stopped the Pontiac Vibe in Coral Ridge and found Shane Labeet, his wife and two children, but there was no sign of Shawn Labeet. That was because they had already dropped him off to his nephew's house, Jaleel Torres, in Miami Gardens. LaBeet forced Torres to give him his car and drove to a friends at the Heron Pond apartments in Pembroke Pines late Thursday night. The friend was not home.

Thursday night, Miami-Dade police received an anonymous tip that LaBeet was at Heron Pond apartments. A MDPD swat team swarmed the apartments where they found LaBeet hiding by the pool area. When LaBeet refused to drop his 9mm pistol and surrender he was shot and killed.

It was confirmed that Shawn Sherwin LaBeet was a St Croix, US Virgin Islands native who was living in South Florida illegally. LaBeet stole Kevin Wehner's billfold and identification four years ago while Wehner was on vacation in St. Croix. LaBeet had been using Wehner name as alias ever since that date.

Posted for FlA by TAB

50 posted on 09/17/2007 4:14:34 PM PDT by flattorney (~ See My FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page ~)
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