Victim of Urban Beach Weekend police shooting Raymond Herisse had criminal record

22-year-old running away from cops was killed while driving drunk, police say


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Raymond Herisse had no outstanding warrants when police killed him on 2011 in Miami Beach. But he was driving under the influence of alcohol and with a suspended license.

He had been arrested 13 times since 2007. Once it was for stealing a car. The other times it was for drugs, traffic violations and missed court dates.

Herisse was a suspect in a Nov. 21, 2010 shooting. He lived close to the BP gas station, 645 Boynton Beach Blvd., in Boynton Beach. That was where a gunman hit the gas station clerk in the chin.

Surveillance video shows two gunmen wearing shirts over their faces and opening the restroom door where the clerk was. The clerk, Marvin Andrews, ran out and fired his gun. The clerk, who had already identified Randal Ramsey as a suspect, changed his mind.

That was because Boynton Beach Detective Brian Anderson planted doubt. He said he said that when he saw Herisse's picture June 2, 2011 on the Miami Herald, he suspected he could have been the gunman.

Anderson told Andrews that Herisse and not Ramsey could have been the shooter. Andrews said Ramsey had threatened him the week before. Anderson insisted and asked him to take a look a a photo line-up.

Police said that the 9 mm Beretta they found in the car Herisse was driving the night he died was reported stolen in Lake Worth. The gun was linked to an Oct. 6, 2010 armed robbery and aggravated assault in Lantana. Police said they found his DNA on the gun and the black T-shirt that police said it was wrapped on.

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