But Hatzis said that Estevanell later admitted to police “that he knew there were police, they were saying the word ‘police’ verbally.’ ”
Here’s what the video captured:
Delgado is seen emerging from the house, smoking a cigarette. He pauses in front, then casually walks over to a BMW with dark tinted windows parked in the driveway. He gets in. Three second later, an unmarked Miami-Dade police car, which had been parked across the street, reverses and stops in front of the house.
Saavedra appears on the sidewalk from around the corner and strides up to the front door.
At that moment, Estevanell — wearing a similar shirt as Delgado — emerges from the home, points his hand to the sky, then lunges toward the street, drawing detectives away from the BMW.
Delgado pops out of the BMW, gun in hand and starts firing at the officers. Saavedra, a few feet away, returns fire, stumbling away off screen. He has taken three shots to the stomach.
Milan backs up toward the street off camera.
Delgado, clearly wounded and hopping in pain, clings to the tree, but continues firing his weapon toward the officers.
A few seconds pass. Delgado turns his head toward Saavedra. Then, back toward Milan. A final shot through the tree branch fells him. His pistol pops in the air and falls to the ground.
As Delgado lies groaning, his white-collared shirt soaked red, another detective leads Estevanell to the street to be handcuffed. Paramedics arrive and rush Saavedra to the hospital.
Delgado, on the ground next to the tree, writhes and moves over and over on the video. He dies at the scene.
A department spokesman said Saavedra is still recovering from his wounds and has not returned to duty.
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