Man wanted on attempted murder charges shoots at officer, authorities say

Edward Greggs, 29, accused at opening fire at detective while being followed


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man wanted on attempted murder charges for a shooting that occurred Monday shot at a Miami-Dade police detective who was trying to arrest him, police said.

According to police, detectives were able to identity Edward Greggs, 29, as the gunman, and drove to a residence where they believed he was staying.

While watching the home, a vehicle was seen driving away, so a detective followed it, police said.

Authorities said the officer followed Greggs, who drove to the area of Northwest 125th Street and Second Avenue. They said he then turned onto 119th Street, waited for the detective's vehicle to drive closer and then opened fire.

Bullets struck the detective's passenger-side door.

"The door has a cross bar and this cross bar is what stopped the projectile from going through at this angle and striking that officer," Alvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police Department said.

According to an incident report, Greggs shot a man, identified as Robert Lee Yorker Jr., 32, after they had an argument at Sam's Food Market, at 8290 N. Miami Ave.

Officers said Yorker appeared "stable, irate and uncooperative," when they arrived. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police said numerous people witnessed the shooting and two casings were found outside the store.

The business' front door was also struck by a bullet, causing damage to the door frame.

Greggs was arrested Wednesday night at an apartment complex at 21250 NW 14th Place.

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

About the Author: