Man accused of shooting at North Miami officers serving domestic violence injunction

Derrick Roberts, 46, surrenders hours after barricading himself inside home

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. - A South Florida man is facing charges after he shot at two police officers Thursday in North Miami, authorities said.

Police said the officers went to Derrick Roberts' home at 1410 NW 120th St. at 6:45 p.m. to serve him with a domestic violence injunction.

But while speaking to Roberts, the 46-year-old pulled out a gun and began shooting at the officers, police said.

Authorities said the officers returned fire and left the home.

"(I heard) a big sound. They were running into the door," witness Juan Carlos Herrera Sanchez said.

Roberts barricaded himself inside his home for several hours and surrendered early Friday after a SWAT team and negotiators convinced him to come outside.

"Four or five hours after they try to get him out, a lady came out," Herrera Sanchez said.

Roberts faces charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence.

According to an arrest report, Roberts confessed to shooting at the officers but said that he never intended to kill them.

No one was injured in the incident.

 

 

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