Suspect in Second Miami Beach Memorial Day Shooting is 45-Year-Old South Carolina Fireman

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While the shooting involving Raymond Herisse is dominating headlines, police have released details in the second police-involved shooting that happened on Monday morning in Miami Beach during Urban Beach Weekend. Though the suspect in the second shooting appears to be a bit surprising. He's a 45-year-old fire captain from South Carolina named Carlos Lakeith King.

Around 5 a.m., about an hour after the Herisse shooting, a female police officer shot at a car that seemed to be driving uncontrollably and a high rate of speed towards her. The car eventually hit a police cruiser. No one was injured in the incident, but King was arrested on DUI charges.

"I don't know what happened. I was driving south on Washington Avenue behind a car that was cruising too slow. I drove around him and the traffic light was red," King told police. "I crashed into the police car that was parked in the middle of the street."

"I am not drunk," he continued. "I only had one beer, no...maybe two or three."

King is fire captain with the North Charleston Fire Department in South Carolina, and has been with the department for 17 years.

King has now been released from police custody, but his job back home may be in jeopardy. North Charleston Fire Chief Greg Bulanow tells The Post and Courier that King has been placed King on paid administrative leave until the allegations are resolved.

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Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

"Around 5 a.m., about an hour after the Herisse shooting, a female police officer shot at a car that seemed to be driving uncontrollably and a high rate of speed towards her."

Really? Who trains these scumbag officers known as the MBPD? The MBPD is no different from the Miami PD, whom are trigger happy morons. Since when do these idiots have a right to shoot at a car if it is out of control? Let that sucker wreck and maybe just maybe he might die in the accident. What a bunch of morons.

Greedy pigs
Greedy pigs

Fireman Carlos King gets put on PAID leave. Just like Veldora Arthur. Again taxpayers are forced to pay for NO-SHOW jobs for firemen.

Greedy pigs.

Fire union steals
Fire union steals

Veldora Arthur, fire union employee, steals $240,000 per year from City of Miami taxpayers.

Veldora Arthur friend?
Veldora Arthur friend?

Black fireman commits a crime? Another fire person gets arrested? Does This chump Carlos King know City of Miami fire person Veldora Arthur? She was indicted for a $11 MILLION mortgage scam. She now makes $240,000 Per year as she sits at home. No-Show job.

cloop
cloop

all three of u suck, bunch f powerless weenies whose only fantasy at power and control lie in anonymous racist rants from your elderly parents spare bedroom that you've been living in for the last 10 years...pathetic get a life.

White wimmins!
White wimmins!

Wow, just another stereotypical apefirmative blacktion negro criminal.  I'm so shocked at this extremely rare example of black criminality.

What are the "progressives" going to do when no one trembles anymore at 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!

Drunk black fireman
Drunk black fireman

Another black on taxpayer assistance. What was this chump doing out at 5:00 am? Driving drunk?

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

The same thing you idiots in Hialeah do at 5 am: drive drunk.

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