Gabriel Martinez: ICE official injured by turnpike gunman released from hospital

The  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who was shot after encountering a gunman on Florida's Turnpike was released from Memorial Regional Hospital Saturday afternoon, an agency spokesman said.

Gabriel Martinez, an assistant field office director and 10-year veteran with the agency, was shot in the arm as he attempted to assist what he thought was a car accident victim Thursday.

Instead, it was gunman David Bradley, 23, of Miami Gardens, who authorities say committed two carjackings and a robbery at a Pembroke Pines barbershop before crashing a stolen Infiniti G35 on the turnpike in Hollywood.

When approached first by Key Biscayne Police officer Nelia Real, 54, and later by Martinez, the gunman shot both of them.

Real was shot in the jaw and remained at the hospital as of Friday. Broward Sheriff's Deputy Enid Conley, 23, was also injured in an accident on her way to the scene. She suffered a broken leg.

"We would like to thank the community for their support and prayers during this time," ICE spokesman Nestor Yglesias said in a statement.

 

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