Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Investigation Continues into Miami Beach Police Tourist Shooting
On June 14, a Virginia man was shot and killed by police officers in Miami Beach. Prior to this unfortunate incident, Husien Shehada was at a nightclub with friends and family. After returning to their hotel at about 4:30 a.m., Shehada and his brother decided to go back out. While walking down the street, police received calls informing them that it appeared Shehada and his brother were carrying firearms. When police arrived on the scene they ordered the two men to stop and put and their hands up. Immediately thereafter, police shot and killed Shehada. His brother claims they both stopped, but police state otherwise. An investigation has been launched to determine whether this shooting was justified. I’ll keep a close eye on this one as the investigation progresses.