Police ID Homeless Man Shot By Ex-Broward Deputy

MIAMI LAKES (CBS4) – Police have released the name of the homeless who was shot multiple times by a former Broward Sheriff’s deputy during a confrontation at a Miami Lakes ice cream store.

Miami-Dade police said Saturday afternoon 33-year old Alain Romero, a known vagrant in the area, was “behaving aggressively” toward people at the Haagen Dazs ice cream shop located in a shopping center at 16403 NW 67th Avenue.

Former deputy Maury Hernandez, who made headlines in South Florida when he was shot in the head a few years ago during a traffic stop, was having lunch with his fiancée, mother and children, including two kids and a baby. Police said Romero started bothering Hernandez and his family and even took a swing at the former deputy.

When Romero turned his attention to Hernandez’s children, he and Hernandez got into a scuffle.  At one point, Hernandez pulled out a handgun and shot Romero several times.

Romero was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was listed as stable.

No charges have been filed against Hernandez.

Hernandez was featured in a story on CBS4 back in December 2010. He was shot in the head on the job while going after a suspect in Pembroke Park in August of 2007 when he was 28-years-old. Read more here.

Retired BSO Deputy Survived 2007 Shooting

Hernandez spent days in a coma and months in the hospital after his shooting in 2007.


More From CBS Miami

Get Set With Lissette
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live