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Ex-girlfriend of a police officer in critical condition charged with attempted murder

On Friday morning, an ex-girlfriend of a police officer in Miami-Dade shot him in the head after a heated argument

On Friday morning, November 4, the ex-girlfriend of a police officer that was off duty in Miami-Dade was shot in Hialeah. The police officer was shifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

Miami-Dade Police released a statement on Twitter stating that the officer was in serious condition and the incident appeared to be domestic related.

The officials added that the victim is a police veteran who had been working in the Homeland Security Bureau for 17 years. As per court documents, the victim is Damian Colon.

Here's more on this incident involving an ex-girlfriend of a police officer in a domestic dispute.

What happened with the ex-girlfriend of a police officer off duty?

In a news release, Hialeah’s Police have shed some light on the incident. According to the release, a neighbor claimed that the Miami-Dade Police officer was staying at his parent's house, and that’s where the shooting occurred.

The shooter has been identified as Yessenia Sanchez, a former Miami-Dade Schools Police officer. Sanchez and the victim had previously been in a 7-year relationship. According to the Police, Sanchez tracked Colon’s location on Friday and reached his parents’ house.

However, things took a turn when they began arguing, and Sanchez pulled out a weapon and shot him.

Have the officials caught Sanchez?

After the shooting, Sanchez fled the scene, Palm Avenue and 45th Street, but crashed into a vehicle. Sanchez then escaped on foot but was located and taken into custody.

Yessenia Sanchez thas been charged with attempted first-degree murder, fleeing the scene, and aggravated stalking. It was revealed that Sanchez had been arrested last year on domestic violence charges associated with Damian Colon, the Miami-Dade Police officer.

A group of law enforcement officials had gathered outside Jackson Memorial Hospital to support the injured officer. In fact, even Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava visited the hospital to extend her support for Damian Colon.

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