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CBP officer accidentally shot and killed during firearms demonstration

A US Customs and Boundary Insurance official was inadvertently shot and killed while training a guns course at a Miami-Dade firearm range Wednesday.

The official was shot not long before 11 a.m. at the Path Dells Reach in western Miami-Dade Area, Miami-Dade police said.

He was carried to Jackson Dedication Medical clinic’s Ryder Emergency room, where he surrendered to his wounds, police said at a public interview.

Customs and Line Security representative Michael Silva affirmed the official worked at the reach and at Miami Global Air terminal, yet didn’t uncover extra data on the shooting.

“All I can say as of now is that an extraordinary official, an extraordinary family and it’s a terrible misfortune, yet I’d prefer not to go into individual data right now,” Silva told columnists, later adding the official was a “father, life partner, uncle, distant uncle, extraordinary family man, only generally around extraordinary person.”

Sources let Neighborhood 10 News know that the shooting occurred during a “building search preparing.”

Two teachers were leading an exhibition when one coincidentally shot the other in the chest, the sources said.


Dario Pederajo told the power source he was shooting in the reach when cops encompassed the region and requested everybody to put their firearms down.

“On the police range side it’s fundamentally Customs and Line (Insurance), they come on Wednesday for training,” Pederajo said. “A few cops came coming up short on the non military personnel side of the reach, where the principal office is, and said somebody had been shot, quit shooting.”

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