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‘Extremely dangerous’ man accused of shooting at Miami-Dade police faces judge

WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Miami-Dade County police have arrested Fenqwavious Lopez, saying the 22-year-old man is the one who shot at officers Wednesday night.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta had earlier called the fugitive who shot at three unmarked police cars and ran away “extremely dangerous.”

Lopez’s arrest was announced Friday morning. According to an arrest report, the Miami-Dade resident confessed to the shootings after his capture Thursday night and was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he is being held.

On Friday, he faced a judge. “These are very serious charges,” Judge Mindy S. Glazer told Lopez.

The judge told Lopez that there was probable cause to charge him with for four counts of pre-meditated murder on a law enforcement officer. She set no bond for Lopez. His arraignment is expected to be held in the next 21 days.

Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the shooting occurred at about 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of Evergreen Street and Homestead Avenue in West Perrine.

Detectives were conducting an investigation there when a man approached the officers, pulled out a firearm and began shooting at the officers, police say.

According to the arrest form, Lopez “pulled a firearm from his front waist band and began to discharge the firearm.” Investigators said he shot at one of the officers who was sitting in an unmarked vehicle and then got into an exchange of gunfire with other officers.

A picture of Lopez was presented to the four victims who were fired at and all positively identified Lopez as the shooter.

None of the officers were injured during the incident, but three unmarked police vehicles were hit with bullets.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477 or 866-471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip.”


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