MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Immigration and Customs Enforcement assistant field office director Gabriel Martinez was released from Memorial Regional Hospital Saturday just 48 hours after he was shot while helping other officers on the Florida Turnpike.
Martinez was shot in the arm by David Edwin Bradley during the shooter’s crime spree that ended with Bradley taking his own life while standing on the Florida Turnpike.
“We would like to thank the community for their support and prayers during this time,” said ICE spokesman Nestor Iglesias.
Key Biscyane Police Officer Nelia Real was also shot by Bradley on the Turnpike. She was more seriously injured after Bradley shot her in the jaw.
“She is aware of all the family around her and she is a very very strong person, strong willed person,” Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press said. “If anybody can fight the good fight, Nelly can!”
Many say Officer Real is able to fight thanks to Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Osvaldo Petitfrere. Police say he got Officer Real in his cruiser and rushed her to Memorial Regional Hospital.
Chief Press said Friday Officer Real is alert, but not yet talking.