UPS mourns loss of employee killed in deadly gunfire

Driver killed in police-involved shootout with suspects

MIAMI – UPS is mourning the loss of an employee killed Thursday after being hit by gunfire during a deadly shootout in Miramar.

Frank Ordonez was kidnapped by two suspects who had just attempted to rob a jewelry store in Coral Gables. The suspects led police on a chase in the UPS truck through Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

When the truck was slowed by traffic, police opened fire. Among the four killed were the suspects, Ordonez and an innocent bystander.

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“We are deeply saddened to learn a UPS service provider was a victim of this senseless act of violence," the company said in a statement. "We extend our condolences to the family and friends of our employee and the other innocent victims involved in this incident. We appreciate law enforcement’s service and will cooperate with the authorities as they continue the investigation.”

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Many on social media have commented and expressed their sorrow over losing a friend or colleague.

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