Law enforcement motorcade escorts ICE agent's body to medical examiner's office
Agent killed in hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach
MIAMI – Miami Beach police and federal agents escorted the body of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to the medical examiner's office Tuesday morning.
Officials said the agent died Sunday after he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run in Miami Beach earlier this month.
"It is a very somber time for us, it really strikes us deep," Miami Police Benevolent Association president John Rivera said. "Everytime we lose an officer, it's almost like we've lost a guardian angel of the community."
According to Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, two ICE agents were flagging down a taxicab around 3 a.m. Jan. 15 when someone driving a dark gray Mercedes E350 went over the median and hit them.
Both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.
The other agent was listed in stable condition after the hit-and-run.
The agents' identities have not been released.
Jordana Rosales, 21, was arrested later in the day after her car was found parked at a luxury high-rise building.
"I don't understand a human being running over another human being and then just leaving them to die," Rivera said. "I just don't understand."
Rosales is charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing bodily harm.
She has since been released on bail, but State Attorney's Office spokesman Ed Griffith said the prosecutor is reviewing the case and conducting more interviews to file the appropriate charges by Rosales' arraignment, which is scheduled for Feb. 16.
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