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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami-Dade police officer who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy on Thanksgiving was involved in another shooting earlier this year.
The officer’s attorney identified him as 55-year-old Ronald Neubauer, a 28-year veteran.
New surveillance tape obtained exclusively from a neighbor’s camera by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows the dramatic and tense moments just before, during and after the shooting.
Miami-Dade police director Juan Perez said officers were sent to the teen’s home near the 30100 block of Southwest 146th Avenue after he had an altercation with his guardian and refused to take his medication. Relatives of the guardians said he had only been living there for the last couple of weeks.
“I tried to talk to him, to go to school and do the right thing but I don’t care what you say to him, he’s going to do what he is going to do,” said Lee Young, a family member of the teen’s guardian.
The police said the teen became violent with the guardian and the officers.
“During the physical altercation one of the officers discharged his gun one time,” said Perez.
The teen, who was shot in the lower part of his torso, was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center where he was listed as stable in intensive care.
Surveillance video shows one car pulling up to the home and 2 Miami-Dade police officers getting out.
About five minutes later, two cars pull up. Then about 7 minutes later, a fourth vehicle shows up at a high rate of speed and two deputies get out.
All of them responding to the shooting. About five to seven minutes later or so an ambulance pulls up.
They are inside the home for up to 10 minutes and then you see the boy being brought out on the gurney and the ambulance leaves.
Paramedics were not in a hurry seeming to indicate his life was not in danger.
The man with the video does not want to be named and did not want to do an interview.
Neighbors on Friday expressed concern about the shooting.
Thalia Quile said to D’Oench, “Why would a 15 year old get shot? That’s all. I mean did the gun go off by accident. I would really want to know because this happened right next to me.”
A mobile crisis team that worked with DCF also spent time at the home on Friday afternoon. They were not able to comment when they left. One representative said the 15-year-old boy was in “stable condition” at the hospital.
Guardians and their family members at the home said they did not want to comment on Friday afternoon.
Neubauer’s attorney said this was the second shooting he was involved in this year.
On March 29th, Neubauer was one of two officers who fired on a disoriented motorist who took one of the officer’s Tasers and pointed it at them. That man, Jahmal Parker, was shot in the legs and faces a trial for a number of felonies including resisting an officer with violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The attorney said the State Attorney’s Office cleared Nuebauer of any wrongdoing in that incident. She was asked if his weapon discharged by accident on Thursday but she said she could not comment because of the ongoing investigation.
Neubauer and a supervisor who were involved in Thursday’s shooting have been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office.