MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A judge has granted bond for a North Miami Beach man who is accused of shooting a police officer during a raid on his home.READ MORE: Principal: Arrest Made Following Social Media Threat Regarding Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Elton Bandoo has been in jail ever since the February 6th shooting which occurred in the area of Northeast 160th Street and 8th Avenue. It happened when police moved in to serve a warrant. Bandoo came out of his house and fired his gun three times. Two of those rounds struck Officer Lino Diaz.
Bandoo, who was charged with the attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, claims on the morning of the raid, he was awakened by loud bangs and his mother screaming that they were being robbed. He claims he fired his gun in self-defense.READ MORE: New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow Spread
Investigators have not said why they targeted Bandoo and the home but, after the raid, they found several computers and the names of at least 200 people, and their social security numbers, inside a closet.
In another room, detectives found one of Bandoo’s running laptops, a sheet of stolen names atop the computer. While not charged with any federal crimes, investigators believe Bandoo may be involved in filing false tax returns and unemployment claims.
During Monday’s hearing, a judge set his bond at half a million dollars. If he is released, he’ll be on house arrest and must wear an ankle monitor.MORE NEWS: Miami Tech Job Fair Looks To Connect People With Positions
The judge also ordered that Seth Lavey, Bandoo’s attorney, must prove the money used for bail came from legal obtained proceeds. Lavey said his client should be released by April 30th.