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Driver fatally shot by Miami-Dade police detective in gunfight along street

MIAMI

Driver shot, killed by police detective

A Miami-Dade police detective shot and killed the driver of a car that officers were attempting to pull over after shots were fired from the vehicle with a stolen tag.

Officials say someone from the vehicle fired an assault weapon in the direction of the officer as both vehicles were traveling along a Miami street about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The driver and the detective both stopped, exited their vehicles and exchanged gunfire.

Police say 24-year-old Jamal T. Singletary was taken to a hospital, where he died.

ORLANDO

Measles link sought among tourists

Health officials are investigating measles cases involving three tourists who recently visited Orlando.

Health officials said Wednesday that Orlando may be the common connection among the tourists from Michigan, Minnesota and Texas since all three visited Central Florida recently.

Health investigators want to know if the tourists caught the measles from an Orlando resident or passed it among themselves. The investigators are retracing the steps of the tourists to see if they visited the same places.

HOLLYWOOD

Woman accused of hiding loot under wig

A 20-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $1,600 in cash from a man staying at a beachside hotel and hiding it under her wig.

Police officers stopped Esther Armbrister on Hollywood Beach on Monday after the victim told them she had stolen the money from his shorts pocket.

Armbrister turned out her pockets to show officers she didn't have the cash. Then, she showed an officer she wasn't hiding the money in her bra. But the officer noticed something unusual about Armbrister's glued-on wig. When it was removed, officers found 15 $100 bills and six $20 bills.

Associated Press

Driver fatally shot by Miami-Dade police detective in gunfight along street 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 9:59pm]
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