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December 30, 2005, 10:32 PM
Gunmen take shots at Riviera Beach officer with assault rifles

By Anthony Man
Staff Writer
Posted December 30 2005, 12:38 PM EST

Two men fired on a Riviera Beach police officer with assault rifles Friday morning. A police spokeswoman said no one was injured.

One of the suspected gunmen was later caught in Mangonia Park, spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said, and police were still searching for the other.

The incident started at about 5 a.m. when a person flagged down a Riviera Beach police officer reporting an attempted armed robbery near Old Dixie Highway and West 27th Street. Another officer saw a vehicle matching the one used in the attempted armed robbery and began following it.

The pursuit ended in Mangonia Park, and the two occupants got out of the stolen Honda SUV they were driving.

As the police officer got out of his car, the gunmen fired with assault weapons and the officer took cover.

Police established a perimeter in the area, which included the closing of part of 45th Street, and began searching for the gunmen. K-9 units tracked a suspect to the Tiffany Lake development, where one suspect was found in an apartment with four others.

Police were questioning all five and searching for the other gunman late Friday morning, Brown said.

Brown said police were investigating whether there was a link a case Wednesday night in which a woman sitting in a car in Riviera Beach was caught in a gunfight. An SUV with a similar description was reportedly involved Wednesday, and "we believe it was the same kind of weapon," she said.

Is it just me, or have Floridians been having more than our share of bad press?

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Standing Wolf
December 30, 2005, 11:14 PM
Oh, those evil assault rifles! I wish they'd stop going on crime sprees and taking pot shots at cops!

December 30, 2005, 11:47 PM
I think the MSM is trying to stoke the fires of guncontrol legislation. I usually scan the headlines of all the papers before I get my paper (Palm Beach Post) and there have been a lot of GUN headlines in huge bold print on the front pages of the newspapers. I don't see the demogogues making progress here though the Republicans have done a decent job. And good old !JEB! just might be a libertarian seeing how he's freed us up to actually defend ourselves. So in conclusion I think it's the MSM trying to give the democrats an issue, because I just don't see what platform they could run on.

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