Miami Teen Arrested For Nearly Killing Two Police Officers

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Miami-Dade police today arrested a 19-year-old they believe unleashed a hail of gunfire that nearly killed two undercover detectives, the Miami Herald reports. Damian “Damo” Thompson was charged with two counts of attempted murder. The ambush-style attack happened Monday night, when detectives Terence White and Charles Woods pulled into a housing project while monitoring a suspicious car. Suddenly, a group of men approached and one opened fire with a high-powered rifle. At least eight rounds struck their unmarked minivan, blowing out the front passenger window.

White, 47, was shot in the leg. Woods, 37, was grazed on the arm.  A tip led homicide detectives to Thompson, a suspected member of a neighborhood gang called the 13th Avenue Hot Boyz.

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