Miami Dade Police Officer Shot – Suspect is Son of Miami Dade School Board Member

Florida Man Steve Gallon IV, 32, the son of Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III, has been arrested in the shooting of a Miami-Dade police narcotics officer who was making an arrest. Gallon IV was one of five people involved in the officer’s ambush.

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“As of right now, we have a total of five people in custody. The first one is the first who was arrested on the scene, our shooter was arrested, plus three other individuals who were harboring him,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez III. “As I said in Wednesday’s press conference, if you’re harboring, you will be held accountable, and they are in custody as well.”

According to investigators, Gallon IV ambushed the officer while he was arresting another man in the area of Northwest 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue just after 4 p.m., Wednesday.

Steve Gallon IV

Police took the four others into custody, including Gallon IV, in Northwest Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, the same area overnight. They said the suspects did not escape the cordon and tried to hide in a home down the street from the shooting scene.

The shooting resulted in a massive manhunt, with officers setting up a large perimeter in the Buena Vista West neighborhood. Officers from multiple agencies went door-to-door in search of the suspects.

Wednesday night, police confirmed they had apprehended the man who was initially going to be arrested. He was later identified as 30-year-old Atiba Moore. Moore will be charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Ramirez took to Twitter to express his gratitude toward the law enforcement officers whose “tireless efforts” led to Gallon IV’s arrest. In a separate tweet, Ramirez thanked the community and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

“All I’m concerned about is that that individual is taken to justice, anybody else who harbored him, anyone, that was associated, and that my officer is OK,” said Ramirez.

Investigators said the 18-year veteran officer was grazed on the back of his head. He was transported to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was treated and released to recover at home.

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Steve Gallon IV was transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Corrections Center and has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm. He is being held without bond.

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