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Family of bystander killed in Miramar shootout wants answers

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 12:05:05-05

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Attorneys for the family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said they're investigating the incident that led to his death.

The law firm Morgan & Morgan, which is representing the relatives of 70-year-old Richard Cushshaw, scheduled a news conference Tuesday to discuss their investigation.

Cutshaw, a union representative, was waiting in rush hour traffic on Dec. 5 when officers ran up and opened fire from behind the cars of innocent bystanders. The officers were aiming at a UPS truck that had been hijacked by two cousins who had robbed a Coral Gables jewelry store and led police on a wild rush hour chase into Broward County.

Also killed were the UPS truck's driver, Frank Ordonez, and the two suspects, Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Jerome Hill.

Cutshaw was a representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Florida and worked as a field representative for the Government Supervisors Association of Florida, according to his family.

Attorneys say Cutshaw's family members want answers about what happened and why.

Authorities are still investigating the shooting.

This article was originally published by our news partners at WTVJ NBC 6.