Three Cops Hurt, Multiple Bystanders Wounded In South Beach Urban Beach Weekend Shootouts

Categories: Crime

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Police surround a car during a shootout on South Beach this morning.
​South Beach's annual Urban Beach Weekend ended on a bloody note early this morning when two different police-involved shootings broke out near Collins and Washington Avenues, shattering the night with multiple rounds and leaving one dead and at least six -- including three police officers -- in the hospital.

Click through for some incredible video filmed from an apartment above one of the shootouts.


Details on the shootings are still murky, but a Miami Beach detective tells the Miami Herald that the first shooting happened around 4 a.m. near 15th Street and Collins Ave.; the second erupted about an hour later near 13th Street and Washington Ave.

The paper reports that two Miami Beach officers and one cop from Hialeah were wounded in the shootouts. Another person was killed and five others were wounded.

The YouTube video below shows a black car squealing to a stop after firing shots at passersby. Moments later, police surround the car and after a tense standoff blast a number of rounds into the vehicle.

We'll update when we learn more about the shootings. Here's the video:



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apartments of tel aviv
apartments of tel aviv

why the cops shot? are they having an argument the report is not accurate people are just making story there is no evidence 

TISHA
TISHA

It took YOU 3 DAYS to FIND a GUN to USE! Bottom-line HE NEVER SHOT OR PULLED A GUN ..YOU LIED! There was NO riots or NO shoot-out! The COPS were the ONLY ones SHOOTING & SHOT EVERYONE! Now YOU seen a GUN as he was DRIVING past! Only a RACIST RETARD would believe this LIE!

punkyplastik
punkyplastik

we cant see if the car was shooting or not, and not gun was found in the car.....the car was driving crazy but maybe was the police shooting at the car while the car was crashing others cars and ppl..  so weird...

reality
reality

way to live up to your rep urbanites !

Alise Bergamo-Mendez
Alise Bergamo-Mendez

This is a Horrendous 2 minute Video of the Shootings in South Beach at the end of Memorial Day Weekend!  Not for the squimish!  It's Unbelieveable that is was actually caught on Video!

manny
manny

this is no big deal just another day in miami i dont see the fuss wake miami this happens every day with or with out this guys here no matter if ur black white cuban german columbian jewish asian yellow purple theres always a few that mess it up for the hard working legal descent people just remember not all people are the same 

Luciana Othax
Luciana Othax

not all ppl are the same, but at memorial weekend ...they just come to south beach to put out all the hate, cuz i dont see ppl "having fun" i see ppl getting rude and disgusting..... the scene at south beach get really really scary....

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

all that hip hop music and the  lifestyle brings is drugs and violence, does Cuntry Music have this type of lifestyle, no, does jazz, no, does blues, no, does Motown? no, only hip hop has all this violent history, now i am not saying do not listen to it or buy it, just do away with these urban crap weekend

Amy
Amy

As usual, the beach was once more held hostage by a bunch of gangbangers and thugs. How bad is it going to have to get for the city to shut down this FILTHY DISGUSTING event once and for all??

Andy
Andy

End this horrible event once and for all !!

tess
tess

Im gonna just say it, ban minorities with tattoos from public events.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

This is called discrimination and shouldn't be encouraged anywhere.

Johnny5atar98
Johnny5atar98

It's always crazy this weekend. South Beach is very peaceful in recent years but if your white, get out of town because ever M day weekend is filled with the dirt low life's of the earth. I agree, no more supper Rap star weekend or what ever you call it in South Beach... A Petition should be signed, or restaurants should, clubs, etc should remain closed for the weekend. Besides morally misbehaved garbage, the economical damage is herendious for tourism.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

I can assure you Miami Beach was MUCH worse in the 80s.  Then came the gentrification.

FSU Doughboy...
FSU Doughboy...

You're only 22 years old, how do you know what the 80's was like...? Go back to your video games, kid, leave the conversation to adults...

FSU Doughboy...
FSU Doughboy...

Yes, you're right, Earl IS an ass... He's right about what, exactly, that it was worse in the 80's...? I'm a native who has lived here for 51 years and it's time us locals take back what we have built up over the last 100+ years, our city! I carry a gun with me everywhere I go in Miami, unfortunately I've had to pull it out a few times(some gangstas were trying to rob me in Coconut Grove) They backed down real fast when they were looking down the muzzle of my .45 Automatic, hell, in one instance they literally ran down the street...!! It's a damn shame we have to live in a society like this, always aware of what's going on around you and being on guard. It's only gotten worse as the years go by...

Coolmannytints
Coolmannytints

earl might be an ass but he is right lived here for 44 years and this is childs play no big deal just another day in miami with two guns and 60 rounds of ammo in your pocket u know that if u live here dont let ur guard down the day my friend didnt carry his gun he happen to get robbed i have ran after guys in the grove after they stole a wallet also  in south beach to kid with a gun in the grove also did not catch none of them now if i see something i try no to get involved iam older and have to kids cant play hero anymore 

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

"but if your white".... this is racist to begin with. I will not go any further. But I have seen plenty of white people frolicking on South Beach. In fact, there are many times when it is just ALL white people. Get out of here you don't know what you're talking about. You are clearly a bigot.

JG
JG

The word racist is meaningless and your excessive use of it obnoxious.

MagicCity
MagicCity

I agree...plenty of businesses would rather shut their doors during this weekend than to be open.  It makes fiscally more sense for them to close.  Friends who work in the hospitality industry mentioned that these people leave no tips, they demand to take their food back to the kitchen or they don't want to pay!  I've also been told that during this weekend, so many credit cards are declined when guests check out from their hotel rooms.  I've also been told that people have actually robbed furniture from the hotel rooms!!!  It's horrible for local businesses/economy.  The city has to spend more tax payer money for all these extra cops too.  This isn't a racist thing at all...it has to do with security and economics.

Illasound
Illasound

I live in Miami on the beach and I am Black. A lot of you on here are racist fools. The shooter was spanish not black. And all of these clubs and hotels make a killing every memorial weekend by overcharging like they're criminals themselves. Ex: $5000-10,000 for table at club and $800 hotel rooms. You are foolish to think these businesses will give up that kind of money. Greed runs Miami. Wake up. It was built on drugs not tourism. Scarface not Mickey Mouse. This is Miami.

manny
manny

sad but true iam cuban and ur right some of use fuck it up for the other its all about the greed lived here 44 years what happen to riding my tricycle as a kid down collins and the only danger was the old jewish people hanging out relaxing on the park benches singing .now i carry a gun with 2 clips sorry ankle gun two guns 60 rounds to take my kids for a ride on there bikes no its really not that bad in the 80s there was over 500 murders with the cocaine so this childs play did you for get miami

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Diet Product Reviews

Damn, they got there job cut out for them. Crazy ass Miami.

Coolmannytints
Coolmannytints

always has nothing changes here for the better its all about the money down here miami is not that bad u just have to know where u r going and carry at least 60 rounds even my 19 month old boy knows how to shot.  city of miami cop take forever to response if they response they come 2 hours later no joke thats why u gotta take care of urself

aszure
aszure

Urban Beach Weekend? Why does that just scream gunfire?

Erika
Erika

write the mayor fill up her email box TODAY demand change ! MayorBower@miamibeachfl.gov

Miachic87
Miachic87

I live in Miami and won't step foot on south beach memorial weekend. Its sad that a group of people are able to ruin our city every year. Perhaps they should close the clubs earlier this weekend and not host "urban" weekend? How is it that so many are able to walk around with guns so openly? It's a scary thought that people would pay to go away on vacation to start a short out. This isn't about race or color. It's about the safety of our city.

Ahshfb
Ahshfb

Americans would rather get shot by a thug then be called racist. Grow some balls, these animals are worse then terrorists. They didnt destroy a few buildings, just half the cities in US

vogvee
vogvee

Some serious yahoo, trigger happy cops down there!

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guest
guest

I would love to see you in the middle of all this and then wish you had a trigger happy cop to save your ass...

Wfgeg
Wfgeg

Simple, do not grant any special event permits for Memorial Day Weekend next year.  Duh, winning!!

A.B.
A.B.

Funny, the article states nothing about the suspect(s) being Black.  Racism is disgusting.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

What newspaper still uses race to describe victims/suspects? smh

asdf
asdf

South Beach on any given night is littered with thugs, cons, crackheads, and hookers. This shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone who lives there.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

Really? Last time I was there it was a bunch of rich white people driving around in their new Lamborghini or Ferrari and then doing burn outs at stoplights. Please tell me about these "thugs" you mentioned. Are they the MB police officers? Riiiight.

/\/\/\
/\/\/\

Just walk around Washington and 12th at 4:00 AM. They're not hard to find.

JG
JG

Only Washington Ave around Sobe Live and Ocean between Mango's and Wet Willies. Lincoln is always lovely, as is SoFi.

asdf
asdf

Lincoln between Collins and Washington (with the 24-hour CVS and SET) is pretty ugly.

Collins between 18th and 5th can also be unpleasant, though not as bad as Washington.

JG
JG

Ah, yes. The area around CVS and Set is gross. I avoid it.

The city needs aggressive vagrancy laws.

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Same thing every year only the foolish locals venture into SoBe on this weekend. Violent visitors and pumped up cops a bad mix!!!

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

Well something here tells me that these "urban" goers aren't very welcomed on Miami Beach. Every year its the same nonsense with the beach cops. Shootout after shootout. As if this weren't going on in the community already. The Miami Beach PD, next to the Miami PD and Miami-Dade PD, are the most irresponsible officers in the country. If I wanted to have ANY fun without being harassed, I would not choose Miami Beach. The cops there are assholes and so are the locals. Daytona Beach is much nicer anyhow.

FSU Doughboy...
FSU Doughboy...

We wouldn't want you to choose South Beach either, can you imagine a fat white whale scarin' everybody off the beach... LMAO!! The cops are keeping the peace douchebag, if they weren't there doing their job, fatboys like you would get their asses kicked on this weekend!! Stay in Tallahassee at FSU with yo' daddy cuttin' the checks to keep you fed, the locals down here say, STFU, already...

Ban the scum
Ban the scum

Ban the hip hop crowd.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

They should ban idiots such as yourself from the beach.

black on the beach
black on the beach

womp womp.  

This is not a "hip hop" crowd.  Educate yourself and stop lumping everyone in the same category.  I've been to actual HIP HOP festivals, includes ones in Miami that are majority white people.  This has nothing to do with the hip-hop culture.

Is "Urban" weekend mostly black people?  Yes...call it what it is.  Even if there were no shootings, someone would have a problem with it.  

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

What the hell was a Hialeah cop doing in Miami Beach?

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Other cities hire them for special events. I believe it's OT & Holiday pay as well, so it's profitable and they work the events.

Boxcarwillie
Boxcarwillie

Backing up the MBPD who would otherwise be overwhelmed with our city's guests this weekend.

Ms.White
Ms.White

Stuff like this happen in Miami on a regular day. I don't care if its gay pride, urban, july 4th, redneck day "whatever name". Ignorant ppl surrounds us, some are wealthy, some are poor but come in all colors. I mean Miami has a First 48, the foolishness just needs to stop period. No need to stop a holiday of fun for others, because some people are dumb ass hell.

JG
JG

When is redneck day?

There is little correlation between poverty and crime when race is controlled for. The correlation is between blacks and crime. Blacks are as much more likely than whites to commit violent crime as are men than women. That's a statistical fact that you can confirm.

Derekcamejo
Derekcamejo

Hey asshole white people commit some of sickest crimes , check the same statistics you claim to have read and you'll see that.

Flavia
Flavia

You mean sick crimes such as the murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome (raped with objects, limbs and genitals hacked off, bleach poured onto genitals and mouth, and finally tortured to death)? Or do you mean more like the Wichita Horror where 5 people were raped, tortured and murdered (by blacks)? Or do you mean kinda like the white Brooklyn marine and his black wife that were tortured and killed by four other (black) marines under his command, the house then covered with racist graffiti? How about that black woman that tortured 12 yr old Jonathan Foster to death with a blowtorch? Shall I go on? Because I can. 

Blacks are over-represented as serial killers by a factor of two- meaning twice as likely to be serial killers than whites. They are over-represented for all other violent crime by a factor of seven. 

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Redneck Day is the Sunday that NASCAR schedules & runs the Daytona 500 every year.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Daytona 500, usually ran on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in February. For 2012, it'll be scheduled on Feb 26.

Charles___Darwin
Charles___Darwin

Note how many shootings and riots there are at those events, LOL.

EG
EG

JG, It's fine to think that Urban weekend should move somewhere else or get shut down, I do too. BUT I don't think you should be using someone else's tragedy to prove why you're justified in being racist.

JG
JG

I go where the data leads me. As an adult, there is no other option.

MARZ
MARZ

thank you .... you are so right getto has no race  color or gender just because the ones that get caught are most likely black does not mean they are only black i am quite positive there were whites hispanics even asian, and what ever our melting pot of a nation has created there in this "urban weekend" and from what the article reads they haven't stated a race !!

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