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Trio arrested in shooting of off-duty Miami police officer

MIAMI

Trio arrested in shooting of off-duty officer

Three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer during an armed robbery. Police say they have charged Dedrick Brown and Travares Santiago, both 20, and Willie Barney, 19, with attempted murder. They were arrested Sunday and taken to jail. It was not immediately known if they have an attorney. Investigators say the off-duty officer was volunteering at his church Saturday when he was confronted by three armed suspects who robbed him and then shot the officer in the chest. The officer was treated at the hospital before being released Sunday.

DAYTONA BEACH

Rather than swim, he surrendered

A man accused of choking a Daytona Beach police Sunday before trying to flee by swimming in the ocean has surrendered. Police say Samuel Scott, 29, is expected to be charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports officers were responding to a report of domestic violence at his apartment Sunday.

CORAL SPRINGS

Son accused of stabbing mother

A man has been charged with first-degree murder Sunday after police say his mother was found stabbed in a Coral Springs home. Dee Etienne, 30, is being held in the Broward County jail without bond. He's also charged with resisting arrest without violence. Police found Joceleine Pericles, 53, at her home Saturday with multiple stab wounds.

OCKLAWAHA

Dying man's words implicate ex-wife

A Marion County woman is being held on a second-degree murder charge after authorities say she stabbed her ex-husband to death. Jail records show Sherry Lewis, 49, was arrested Saturday and is being held without bond. Authorities say Daniel James Lewis, 52, was stabbed several times. He told responding deputies that Sherry Lewis stabbed him before he died.

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