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