Amanda Haworth

January 21, 2011 by USA Post 

Amanda Haworth, (AFP) - Two policemen were killed and a suspect in a shooting in North Miami when officers raided a house, officials said. Authorities have identified the officers Roger Castillo, who was killed at the scene, and Amanda Haworth, who died shortly after surgery. Gunfire erupted when police entered the house low-income neighborhood of Liberty City in search of several wanted criminals, including murder suspect Johnny Simms, who was killed in the shootout.

“They contacted a family member who said they would be back,” the mayor of Miami-Dade Carlos Alvarez told reporters at the scene. “They did not come out. Obviously, they met with the subject. There were shots exchanged. ”

Simms, 23, was described by the Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus as a “career criminal” who was released from prison last year after serving time for armed robbery.

Area schools were locked down while police investigate.

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A shootout erupted Thursday in a section notoriously crime-ridden Miami, a team of heavily armed law enforcement officers tried to serve a warrant murder, leaving two officers dead and a suspect, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus said 21-years experience; Roger Castillo was shot and died at the scene. “Amanda Haworth,”a veteran of 23 years, was taken to hospital and later died from multiple gunshot wounds. Oscar officer shot the suspect Placencia, 22, Johnny Simms, who was armed with a pistol, “said Loftus.

A squad of the warrants division serving a summons for first-degree murder to Simms in the poor district of the city of Liberty City.

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