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ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Wounded suspect now charged

Updated: 7/30/01 11:18:46 AM
BSO Case Number: OP01-07-29811
PIO Number: 01-7-56
Date: July 29, 2001
Time: 4:48 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 3951 NE 10 Ave., Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • Deputies Henry Lopez, Michael Brady & Lazaro Rodriguez
  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • Jose Ernesto Joya, 26, 3/27/75, male, 1505 NW 2 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale

Description of Incident:

A suspect, wounded Sunday in a gunfight with BSO deputies in Oakland Park, has been charged with seven felonies, including Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.

The suspect, Jose Joya, 26, remains at Broward General Medical Center where he is undergoing additional surgery to mend his wounds. BSO deputies returned fire after Joya began shooting at them shortly before 5 p.m.

Deputies Henry Lopez, Michael Brady and Lazaro Rodriguez responded to a 911 call at 3951 NE 10th Avenue. Armed with a handgun, Joya had barged into apartment 2, where a birthday party was being held, looking for his girlfriend. While inside, Joya pointed the gun at several people and fired two rounds, striking no one. One of the people in the apartment dialed 911 on his cell phone, requesting BSO.

Deputies Lopez and Brady arrived from the north in their marked units and Dep. Rodriguez approached from the south. Seeing Joya in front of the apartment building, armed with a gun, Dep. Lopez ordered him to drop the weapon. Joya raised his gun and fired five shots at Deputies Lopez and Brady, striking neither. The three deputies returned fire, striking Joya.

Joya sustained six gunshot wounds and was transported to Broward General Medical Center. He is expected to survive. He has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, four counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Armed Burglary.

Joya came to the United States about a year ago from Peru and apparently has no local history of criminal activity. Per standard procedure, the three deputies are on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. F. Ilarraza & J. Murray, Sgt. J. Carr; Jim Leljedal / PIO

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