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Fatal Urban Beach Weekend police shooting: Officers involved

Hialeah and Miami Beach police officers fired their weapons on Collins Avenue

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MIAMI – Records of the internal investigation report show 8 of the officers involved in the May 30, 2011 shooting were from the Miami Beach Police Department and 4 were from the Hialeah Police Department.

According to the closing memo the State Attorney's Office released Tuesday, 22-year-old Raymond Herisse died during the shooting and four tourists were injured -- Sara Alesia Garcia, Crystal Rivera, Carlson Saint Louis and Cedrick Rodrigus Perkins. 

Collins Avenue between 13th and 16th Street was crowded when police officers were involved in three separate shootings during the chase.

"None of the shooting officers have provided voluntary statements or proffers of exactly what caused them to fire," the closing memo from the State Attorney's Office said.

THE FIRST SHOOTING

One officer fired his weapon near the Royal Palm Hotel, 1545 Collins Ave., and the Lowes Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave. Officers said Herisse failed to get off his car and sped away.

Hialeah Police Officer Marlon Espinoza was the first to try to shoot Herisse, after he nearly ran him over while speeding away. Espinoza fired his .40 Glock three times in the area of 16th and Collins Avenue.

Hialeah Police Officer Erik Martin fired at Herisse with his 9 mm Glock from the east side of Collins Avenue.

THE SECOND SHOOTING

Six police officers fired at Herisse in the area of 14th Street and Collins Avenue. Police said they wanted to stop Herisse from "hitting any people or property."

Miami Beach Police Officer Kenne Espada fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer in the area of 14th and Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Police Officer Philip Elmore fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer in the area of 14th and Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Police Officer Leon Azrici fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer in the area of 14th and Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Police Officer Derick Kulian fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer in the area of 14th and Collins Avenue.

Miami Beach Police Officer Frederick Dominguez fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer in the area of 14th and Collins Avenue.

Hialeah Police Officer Ricardo Babich fired his .45 automatic Springfield armory model XD.

THE THIRD SHOOTING

Several officers surrounded his car when it came to a stop at 13th Street and Collins. Herisse had already been wounded from gunshots, police said. Narces Benoit and Ericka Davis said they witnessed the shooting.

Officers shouted, "Stop moving, stop moving! Get out of the car!" Herisse did not comply. Miami-Dade Police Officer Chris Hodges approached the driver's side door and tried to open it, but the door handle was damaged.

Crime scene technicians collected 44 bullet casings in the area.

Miami Beach Police Officer Phillipe Archer fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer.

Miami Beach Police Officer Antonio Ferbeyre fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer.

Miami Beach Police Officer Eric Figueroa fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer.

Hialeah Police Officer Sonny Ochart fired his .45 automatic Springfield armory model XD.

Dominguez fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer again.

Elmore fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer again.

Espada fired his semi-automatic .40 Sig Sauer again

Babich fired his .45 automatic Springfield armory model XD again.

TECHNICAL FINDINGS

There were 87 bullet casings in the car. Most of the bullets couldn't be linked to a shooter, but technicians said they identified the source of 41 -- 10 came Dominguez's gun, 8 from Espada, 7 from Archer, 5 were from Figueroa, 4 from Elmore, 3 from Babich, 3 from Ochart, and 1 from Azicri.

Technicians were able to determine Babich hit Herisse four times, Ochart hit him three  times, Espada hit him twice and Archer hit him once. The autopsy report said Herisse was hit 16 times -- including once in the head, once in the neck, 5 in the left shoulder, 2 in the chest, and 2 in the left thigh. He was also hit in the right thigh, left lower leg, left arm, and on the left hand and right arm.

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