Robbers killed in shootout with police identified

‘He just made bad decisions in life and it cost him his,’ brother says

Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Bell have been ID'd by police.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – The FBI has identified two robbers who were killed in a shootout with police after hijacking a UPS truck and leading officers on a chase through two counties.

Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Hill, both 41, were shot to death during Thursday afternoon's exchange of gunfire in Miramar.

"He just made bad decisions in life and it cost him his," Alexander's brother, Corey Smith, told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol on Friday.

The FBI said four people, including the UPS driver, identified as Frank Ordonez, 27, were killed after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase from Coral Gables to Miramar.

A fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots were fired along Miramar Parkway.

The chase began in Coral Gables, where the two suspects robbed Regent Jewelers.

It was not immediately clear who fired the shots that killed Ordonez or the bystander.

Alexander was a felon with a lengthy criminal history, including armed robbery.

Florida Department of Corrections records show Alexander was convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon in Lee County in 2009. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and released in 2017.

Hill was also released from prison in 2017. He had a series of convictions for burglary and robbery.

About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

Andrew Perez is a South Florida native who joined the Local 10 News team in May 2014.