Jamal Singletary, 24-Year-Old Armed Suspect, Shot and Killed by Police in Allapattah

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Last night, a 24-year-old named Jamal Singletary pulled an assault rifle and started shooting at an officer in Allapattah. The detective pulled his own weapon and fired back, killing Singletary on the spot, police say.

Singletary becomes the eighth suspect killed by police fire in an urban Miami neighborhood since last summer. But the difference, in his case, is that he was killed by a Miami-Dade officer, not a member of embattled Chief Miguel Exposito's City of Miami force.

Around 9:40 p.m., a Miami-Dade detective spotted Singletary "driving erratically" in a car with stolen tags, police say.

The detective -- a member of the county's Robbery Intervention Detail -- tried to pull him over, but Singletary led him into the Miami city limits down NW 32nd Street.

At the corner of NW Eighth Avenue, the suspect began shooting. Both Singletary and the detective left their cars and fired at each other, police say, until Singletary fell dead of a gunshot wound.

"I think tonight we're fortunate that we're not burying another officer as a result of an assault rifle," Det. Roy Rutland, a department spokesman, tells the Miami Herald.

Singletary had a criminal record, including an open felony charge of aggravated assault with a firearm filed last June.

He'd earlier been convicted of felony cocaine possession.

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Stupid punk
Stupid punk

Some criminal named Jamal? Jamal had an illegal assault rifle? Tries to shoot a cop? Cop defends himself. Shot dead by the cop?

When can we expect blacks to protest?

jeff lewis
jeff lewis

Well i guess miguel exposito should be blamed for the death of another innocent thug. Of course Jamal should have known better since his brother was the victim of being killed by the police also. Jamal, you fool. Do not pull an AK 47 rifle on a police officer and expect to live to brag about it. This should be a wake up call to all thugs but of course it won't be. I would expect another round of murders in the ghetto in the next few days and who knows maybe another thug gets his just desserts from the police. God bless the officer who did survive this attack and lived to tell about it. Stay safe officers. Do what we pay you to do and thank you.

A_Constant_Reader
A_Constant_Reader

Good guy goes home, bad guy goes to hell. I love a happy ending.

P_Nis
P_Nis

Where's Dunn?

Rockinrainbows07
Rockinrainbows07

His brother was not killed by Miami Dade Police it was his cousin Joelle Johnson.I know this cause both of them are my cousins

od3052004
od3052004

I agree, I live right in front of where the incident took place, and yes indeed Jamal opened the door looked back and shot his AK 47 to the undercover officer, and than the officer shot him, and Jamal fell to the street and his car kept on rolling by itself until it hit a fence,and guess where he is at...

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