Raymond Herisse Had a Gun in His Car, Miami Beach Police Now Say

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A Beretta 92 like the one allegedly found in Herisse's car.

​Miami Beach Police say they have found a gun in the blue Hyundai that Raymond Herisse was driving when he was shot and killed by cops early Monday morning during Urban Beach Week.

According to police Chief Carlos Noriega, officers discovered a black Beretta 92-F semiautomatic pistol hidden somewhere in Herisse's car while they were processing the bullet-ridden vehicle Wednesday evening.

Noriega called the discovery "great news," according to the Miami Herald. But a hell of a lot of questions remain regarding what happened that night.


"Everything is panning out the way we believe it happened," Noriega said. "We were told he was seen with a firearm and, sure enough, there was a firearm in the car."

The police chief said only ballistic tests would show whether the gun had been fired, as cops initially claimed.

Police say Herisse ignored a Hialeah officer who tried to stop his vehicle just before 4 a.m. near Collins Avenue and 16th Street. Instead, Herisse hit the cop -- possibly others as well -- before plowing through barricades and screeching off down the road.

A bystander video shows Herisse's car tearing down Collins until four gunshots bring it to a sudden halt near 13th Street. Police then surround the vehicle and, after a brief standoff, unload a flurry of bullets into the car.

Noriega told the Herald it took three days to find the gun because it wasn't in plain sight and because officers had first focused on processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses.

But the amount of time it took to find the gun suggests Herisse might not have had it out at the time of the incident. If that's the case, it would once again raise questions over whether the shooting was justified -- although Herisse's car could also be considered a deadly weapon.

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Aaa
Aaa

Sounds like more worthless miami ghetto garbage.

Thank you police.     

roy1531
roy1531

Sure, maybe the cops over reacted but I would lay down money that says this guy was a piece of shit with a police record a mile long. The cops probably did everyone a favor! One way to make sure this does not happen to you, don’t act like an idiot and obey the law. SIMPLE AS THAT!

Doyin
Doyin

He had so much time to hide the gun before the shot him. Wow!

Kevin
Kevin

They forgot this part "after the police put it there"

Camry21205
Camry21205

Miami has The most inhumane police force in the world, right there with New York!!! I saw the video and yes, they shot that man while he was just sitting in his stopped car!!!!! The victim should've been white!!!!! And everyone knows that the first thing police look for is a gun, all of a sudden they find one later.. I hope they can sue...

Jeff Evans
Jeff Evans

The phrasing in this article made me do a double take.  Sure enough, no, it wasn't tongue in cheek.  The chief of police actually said, "yes, everything is panning out the way we believe it happened."  Finding the gun was "great news."  Wow, they're not even trying to hide it at this point.

Jcs82087
Jcs82087

You stupid fucks that dude got shoot by the dude on the motor cycle that's y he lost control n didn't move when cops told him too cause he was already shoot and his car was stopped he wasnt even tryin to go he was injured cops fucked up big time they shoot the people in the crowd and everything and if u think I'm lying I kno he got shoot alot of time but I guarntee they find different bullets than the cops guarantee. I was there no bs

White wimmins!
White wimmins!

What are the "progressives" going to do when no one trembles anymoreat the thought of being called a "racist"? It is their only weapon! Wake up to reality. Reality is racist. Nature itself is completely racist from top to bottom. Absolutely everything about animal life on Earth is "racist". Face the cold hard facts of life, you fact-denying, evolution-denying "progressive" faith-based religious fanatics! 

Jerome12
Jerome12

The family needs to get a lawyer and get those officer that did that to her son....and to the police chief you are a liar....if they did not do anything wrong why are the police looking for the person that put the video on the internet....and a moving car is a weapon clearly in the video the car was not moving and he did not have a gun in his hand or around him unless your officers are blind....now what was the reasons to be put over 100 bullets in to a person....sounds like gangsters with a badge to me

Jerome12
Jerome12

Wow dis is why people don't trust cops it sounds like a cover up to me.....what is the police chief points it takes you that long to fine a gun.....

DUMBESTCRACKER2011
DUMBESTCRACKER2011

IF IT TOOK 3 DAYS TO FIND WHAT THEY SO CALLED A GUN WAS IN THE CAR HOW DO U KNO THEM COPS PLANTED THE DAMN GUN IN THE CAR TO COVER UP THERE SORRY EXCUSE OF HOW THE MAN DIED!!! YOU COPS KNOW THAT THE 100 SHOTS THAT WAS FIRED WASNT CALLED FOR CAUSE YUH KNOW THE CAR CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP N ALL THAT SHOOTING WASNT CALLED FOR..AND NOW THERE TRYING TO PIN A SHOOTING ON HIM FROM ANOTHER AREA JUST TO MAKE HERISSE LOOK LIKE A BAD GUY..HOW COULD YOU POINT OUT A SHOOTER WHEN THERE WEARING A MASK (LAUGHING) YOU GOT TO BE SEROUS B.B.PD(LAughING) COME ON MAN U SUCKERS CAN NEVER DO NOTHING RIGHT!!!! MIAMI BEACH POLICE GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST LAW SUIT EVER (LAUGHING) R.I.P HERISSE JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED 

Yan1976
Yan1976

I was there and saw everything!! Everybody is trying to defend this ghetto scumbag from the police! The fact is that if he hadn't hit an officer and ran, hitting other cars in the process and missing dozens of other citizens by only a few feet, then the police wouldn't of had to open fire!!!! You people make me sick! You take our beautiful town hostage and completely trash it, then cry injustice when authorities try to get wannabe thugs to respect the law!!!! Why don't you keep your sh#$%t in  your own neighborhood!

Davidperez305
Davidperez305

The shooting was justified due to the fact the guy used his vehicle as a weapon.

Michael Wind
Michael Wind

if you police you must say shooting was ok,if you international traveler you know it can never happen in a civilized country,give the police lie detector tests,there will never be any shootings and no one will ever be hurt,get the russian criminals that live on the ocean and sell guns cocaine and extasy to everyone,thats law enforcement,what is happening now is you have houligans dressed in uniform with guns and badges.

Sobe3
Sobe3

Your reporting is reckless! "But the sheer time it took to find the gun suggests that Herisse might not have had it out at the time of the incident."- WTF?! there's a certain way things are done including getting consent to search the car from the family, working with the state attorneys office etc.. let the cops cross their t's and dot their I's before you jump to conclusions. Would you rather rushed investigations and backtracking without knowing all the facts?!

Son_alpha
Son_alpha

if u he was white this wouldn't happen

roy1531
roy1531

The victim should've been white? What the fuck kind of comment is that you ignorant fuck?

roy1531
roy1531

I bet if they went and checked you out two things they would not find would be an English book or dictionary! When people like you comment anything you have to say is lost because of your lack of simple spelling and grammar!

nightmare
nightmare

but did they had to fire 100 shots, for what good reason ?and anyway your white man made us the way we are now;;we've been profiling from day one

Jerome12
Jerome12

You sound like you suck cops DICKS for a living....He should of ran you ass over....when they shot up the car....the car was not moving so what the FUCK u talking about

Guest
Guest

"...take our beautiful town hostage and completely trash it...." When there are 250k-300k visitors to any city for a party, it's going to have some sort of trashing done.... The ignorance that people in this world display is hilarious.

Armed Civilian
Armed Civilian

The young kid because he was 22 wasn't too different than any other race. What, he had miniscule drug possession charges and a driving with a suspended license. Sounds like a regular teen to me in modern time. Maybe he was intoxicated, but those that merit an execution in front of the Miami Beach Police Department? Truth is cops are getting confident with the power of "authority" they are given and are using brute force. Mainly a racial issue when you light someone up with a Class 3 weapon. It happens everyday in the projects, but never in kendall or Pinecrest, where crazier things may happen under those closed doors. Law Enforcement is a gang and if you're not part of it, you will die a bloody death. Also you won't prosper in the drug game, since officers are robbing drug dealers to deal the drugs themselves.

HMMurdoch
HMMurdoch

How do u know he hit an officer? Where you there? Beautiful city my ass. Miami Beach is way OVERRATED. Its a nasty city. Alleys are shitty from the homeless and the drunks pissing all over the place. I worked on miami bch for 20 yrs and trust me the city was dirty way before this event even started. Beautiful city, pls stop fooling yourself.

Jerome12
Jerome12

A dum ass the car have to be moving for it to be a weapon and when they where shooting up the car it was not moving

Coldbiggiefries
Coldbiggiefries

Just as you know folks Davidperez305 is on the police payroll to help make this situation look better for the police.

nevernot
nevernot

Allegedly used it as a weapon. Were you there? Did you witness the incident first hand? How do you know for an absolute fact that he behaved as the police claim?

nevernot
nevernot

If he was threatening the life of an officer as the police claim they already have probable cause to search the car without warrant or consent. The crime alleged was a felony with a deadly weapon, more than severe enough to search without warrant or consent. The very first responsibility of the officers on scene is to secure the evidence at hand for later prosecution, they waited days in this case. Something stinks about all of this.

Camry21205
Camry21205

Shut up whitey white!!!! Evildoer

Honkylipz67
Honkylipz67

Alpha,

You're quite easy to classify considering your atrocious grammatical errors.  I'm surprised you managed to use the correct form of "you're."

guest
guest

and he/she think you're white cause sound like it, its really to easy we can tell one

alpha
alpha

well it happened most likely because he was black

nevernot
nevernot

What the hell is your problem? Why are you acting like such a racist? Obviously you never bothered to finish reading my post, I questioned the delay in finding the gun because they had every legal reason and right to search the car immediately. "Finding" a gun days and days later in a highly questionable killing of a citizen with major media attention reeks of corruption and cover up. What makes you think I'm even white you racist @ssh0le? Next time you make accusations make sure you actually read what you're commenting on, it helps make you look less like an ignorant racist.

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