Miami-Dade police officer dies days after being shot by robbery suspect

Detective Cesar 'Echy' Echaverry fatally wounded in Monday night shootout
Detective Cesar 'Echy' Echaverry, Miami-Dade police officer killed in line of duty
Posted at 9:09 PM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-17 23:34:29-04

DORAL, Fla. — A Miami-Dade police officer who was shot by an armed robbery suspect has died.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Freddy Ramirez said Wednesday night that Detective Cesar "Echy" Echaverry "succumbed to his injuries after a brief battle for his life."

Echaverry was mortally wounded in a shootout Monday night near Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

The suspect smashed his vehicle into a police cruiser and another car while trying to flee after a reported armed robbery, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement.

Shots were exchanged, killing the suspect and critically injuring Echaverry. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he eventually died.

Ramirez wrote on Twitter that Echaverry died in the line of duty while serving and protecting his community.

"Our law enforcement family will continue to stand beside & support the Echaverry family through this difficult time," Ramirez added. "We'll never forget Officer Echaverry's bravery & sacrifice. Godspeed, brother."