Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez suffered a critical injury, the agency said in a statement.
TAMPA, Florida. The director of the Miami-Dade Police Department was critically injured in the Tampa area. according to South Florida agency.
Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez “was critically injured,” the department said in a brief statement on Monday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said its investigation began Sunday night on Interstate 75 south of Tampa, but gave a few other details. Several news outlets in the Miami-Dade area report that Ramirez shot himself, citing law enforcement sources. 10 Tampa Bay is working to confirm these reports.
He underwent surgery on Monday morning, the department said. As of around 8:30 amThe MDPD says Ramirez is in “critical but stable condition.”
CBS Miami reported that Ramirez was in the Tampa Bay area due to the Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference, which runs July 23-26.
The Florida Highway Patrol and the FDLE are reportedly investigating. For its part, FHP said that today FDLE agents and patrol patrols are conducting interrogations.
The following is a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department:
“We have been informed by local law enforcement that our director, Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez, has been critically injured in the Tampa area. As far as we know, he is currently undergoing surgery. We ask you to pray for him. Details of the incident are being jointly investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. We will provide information as it becomes available.”