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BREAKING: Off-Duty Florida Police Officer Shot In Head By Ex-Cop Former Girlfriend

Hialeah, FL – An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer was shot by his former girlfriend, a former Miami-Dade Schools police officer, in a “domestic-related incident” early on Friday morning.

The incident occurred on Nov. 4 at a residence in the 1200-block of West 79th Street in Hialeah, CBS News reported.

Law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald that 32-year-old Yessenia Sanchez, a former Miami-Dade Schools police officer, drove to Hialeah to confront her ex-boyfriend, a Miami-Dade police officer who was at home and off-duty.

Hialeah Police Sgt. Jose Torres said Sanchez had been arrested a year ago on domestic violence charges against her ex-boyfriend.

During the encounter, Sgt. Torres said Sanchez shot the off-duty officer and critically wounded him, the Miami Herald reported.

The wounded officer was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with a gunshot to the head and he remains in critical condition, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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