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Video shows serial burglar who shot at El Portal officers, police say

Surveillance video shows a serial burglar who was involved in a police-involved shooting before he was arrested.

MIAMI – A new surveillance video shows a man burglarizing a home in El Portal hours before he was arrested, police sad.

According to police, 54-year-old Daniel Hernandez broke into a home near North Miami Avenue and Northeast 90th Street late Wednesday night. Police received another call regarding a loiterer behind a house in the same general area.

A person fitting Hernandez’s general description was seen a short time later, pushing a bike and carrying a leave blower on Miami Avenue and 89 Street.  Police said he resisted officers’ commands and was tased before being taken into custody.

Hernandez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained when he fell after being tased, authorities said.

Police Chief David Magnusson said Hernandez shot at El Portal officers after an Oct. 7th burglary and called him a “one-man crime wave.”

Hernandez faced a judge Friday afternoon and faces several charges including burglary to an occupied dwelling, petit theft, and resisting arrest without violence.

Magnusson said he will likely also be charged with attempted murder in connection with last week’s shooting.


About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.