Video: Suspect ambushes officers, killed in shootout

One suspect hid in a car, and began firing as officers approached the second suspect, spurring a fatal shootout

By Justin Finch
NBC Miami

MIAMI — Dramatic video of a police shootout outside a marijuana growhouse last year that left one suspect dead and a Miami-Dade officer severely wounded was released by prosecutors Thursday.

The video, posted on the Miami Herald website, shows the July 2012 exchange of gunfire between homeowner Gerardo Delgado and authorities, including Miami-Dade Det. John Saavedra, who suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen and had to be airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.

In the video, taken from cameras at the growhouse in the 6000 block of Southwest 22nd Street, Delgado is seen getting into a car moments before Saavedra and other detectives arrive and begin questioning another man, Luis Lazaro Estevanell, who exited the house. As the officers question Estevanell, an armed Delgado left the car and began to shot at the officers, who returned fire.

Full Story: Video of Growhouse Shootout That Left Miami-Dade Detective Injured and Suspect Dead Released By Prosecutors

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