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Crime Chase and shootout involving hijacked UPS truck in Florida lead to four deaths

14:05  06 december  2019
14:05  06 december  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Man who was taken hostage, killed was on this first day on the job as a UPS driver

  Man who was taken hostage, killed was on this first day on the job as a UPS driver Frank Ordonez, a father of two young girls, was the UPS driver who was taken hostage by two armed robbers and later killed during a shootout with police in Miramar, friends and family members have confirmed. Ordonez had worked with UPS for five years, his brother told Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

Four people were dead after a UPS truck was commandeered following an attempted armed robbery on South Florida 's glitzy Miracle Mile, leading The robbers then hijacked a nearby UPS truck , abducting its driver, Hudak said. Alerted by a silent alarm that had been triggered in the jewelry store

Four people were dead after a UPS truck was commandeered following an attempted armed robbery on South Florida 's glitzy Miracle Mile, leading police on a The robbers then hijacked a nearby UPS truck , abducting its driver, Hudak said. Alerted by a silent alarm that had been triggered in the jewelry

Four people are dead after a UPS truck was commandeered following an attempted armed robbery on South Florida's glitzy Miracle Mile Thursday, leading police on a two-county rush-hour chase that ended in a hail of gunfire, authorities said.

Two people suspected to have been the robbers, the UPS driver and an uninvolved nearby motorist were killed 20 miles away after the nationally televised freeway pursuit, said George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office.

UPS employee who died after his truck was hijacked was covering the route for another driver, brother says

  UPS employee who died after his truck was hijacked was covering the route for another driver, brother says UPS employee Frank Ordonez was killed Thursday after armed robbery suspects hijacked the UPS truck he was driving and led police on a chase that ended in a fatal shootout in Broward County, Florida, his brother said. Ordonez, a 27-year-old father of two young girls, was "outgoing and happy," his brother, Roy Ordonez, told CNN. "You never knew when he was sad." Sign up for our Newsletters Frank Ordonez liked to fish and to play basketball and video games, his brother said. But "most of all," he said, "what Frank really liked to do is spend time with his daughters," ages 3 and 6 years old.

Armed robbers hijack a UPS truck and lead police on a chase that ends in a shootout . Coral Gables police received a silent holdup alarm from the jewelry store around 4 :15 p.m., Hudak said. In the 90 seconds before officers arrived, he said two people exchanged gunfire with the store owner.

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy

The incident began in Miami-Dade County at about 4:15 p.m., when two people tried to rob a jewelry store on the Miracle Mile, the downtown stretch of Coral Gables that is home to many glamorous stores and restaurants, Piro said.

The suspects exchanged gunfire with the owner of the jewelry store, and a worker was being treated for undisclosed injuries, Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak Jr. said. At least one bullet hit a window at City Hall, where no injuries were reported, he said.

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Mom of slain UPS driver says she didn't come to this country 'for my son to be killed'

  Mom of slain UPS driver says she didn't come to this country 'for my son to be killed' UPS driver Frank Ordoñez, a father of two, was working his route in Miami when his truck was comandeered in an attempted armed robbery that ended in a hail of gunfire. He had recently started driving a new route, according to his parents. His truck was hijacked by two men who had attempted an armed robbery on a South Florida jewelry store. Ordoñez was still inside the vehicle when authorities launched a two-county, rush-hour police chase that ended in a shootout between authorities and the suspects. Four people were killed, including the suspects and Ordoñez.It's unclear whose gunfire hit Ordoñez.

Dramatic high speed shootout after jewel thieves hijacked a UPS truck leaves four dead including one hostage and a bystander after police opened fire on the two suspects. It was unclear if those who died included the suspects, the UPS driver, or a woman who was shot in the head at the store.

The shootout followed the hijacking of a UPS truck and the kidnapping of its driver by two people who tried to rob a jewelry store, a special agent Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed after robbers stole the driver's truck and led the police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida

The robbers then hijacked a nearby UPS truck, abducting its driver, Hudak said. Alerted by a silent alarm that had been triggered in the jewelry store, a fleet of law enforcement vehicles gave chase in a pursuit that was broadcast across the country.

The chase was "terminated" 20 miles away in Miramar in Broward County, Hudak said.

News helicopter video appeared to show a person falling out of the truck after several shots were fired.

UPS said it was "deeply saddened to learn a UPS service provider was a victim of this senseless act of violence."

Hudak said: "This is what dangerous people do to get away, and this is what people will do to avoid capture."

"In matters like this, it is just difficult for all of us, not just in law enforcement but also in society," he said.

The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined state and local police in investigating.

Family of commuter killed in police shootout demands accountability .
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The family of a 70-year-old bystander killed in last week's police shootout spoke out for the first time Friday, saying they want a thorough investigation to make sure the tragedy isn't "swept under the rug." Richard Cutshaw was a commuter who was shot dead on Dec. 5 during a shootout in Miramar between two robbers and scores of police officers. In addition to Cutshaw, the fierce gunfight in a traffic-packed street also killed a UPS driver who had been taken hostage and two jewelry store robbers who had led police on a wild chase from Coral Gables to Miramar. Police haven’t said whose bullets killed the four.

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