MIAMI, FL - Two men have been charged with attempted second-degree murder of a police officer. The men, Travis Fernandez Jr. and Drequan Hume, both 19, are both charged with the crime, and Humes was also charged for gun possession.
“We are here 3 days before Thanksgiving," Steadman Stahl, president of the South Florida PBA said after the shooting, "and the next thing you know, the officers find themselves facing gunfire in the middle of the street. This is something you see out of a Hollywood movie. These things should not be happening on the streets. People should value life."
The shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. last Monday in Miami Gardens in the area of NW 18th Avenue and NW 154th Street.
The unidentified officer was working a detail undercover that evening in Miami Gardens when he was shot, allegedly by those suspects. A suppression detail was occurring at the time and officers were watching a home in the area when shots were fired at the vehicle the officer was in.
The shot officer was injured but is doing well. He is at home and expected to recover completely.
Stahl went on to say, "The message is that there is still at least one more person out there, and he should turn himself in. We are coming. And to the bad guys out there, when you start pointing your guns at police our officers will come back at you."
Before Humes and Fernandez were arrested, five other people had been detained by authorities. It is believed that there are others connected to the shooting and an investigation that continues into the whereabouts of these potential suspects.
Hernandez and Humes were booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center Tuesday morning.
Fernandez has denied any involvement, where Humes confessed to firing shots. Both parties are being held without bond for attempted second-degree murder, according to records.
The bond for both parties is over $10,000 each. Humez, because he is the considered shooter, has his bond set at $32,000.
According to Miami-Dade Police, the house in question was part of an investigation related to a shooting over the weekend. Certain individuals left the house, and police watching the location followed a car leaving the residence.
It is believed that someone in the car opened fired on the police, and the officer was grazed by a bullet during the confrontation.
Police responded with gunfire, but at this time, it's not known if anyone was hit by officers.
The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was released shortly afterward.