A week-long search for a man wanted for shooting at police ended late Monday night after Jonathan Gilbert was taken into custody.
Police said Gilbert, 19, fired at undercover officers on June 9 after they made contact with him in front of a known drug-trafficking area.
Gilbert turned himself in to Miami-Dade police at the Northside substation just before midnight Monday. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and is being held without bond.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrrin said undercover officers working in the Robbery Intervention Detail unit were observing Gilbert outside a home on June 9, then approached him.
He was “standing outside acting as a lookout,” police said.
When police made contact, they said Gilbert opened fire. As the officers fled to safety, Gilbert continued to fire, police said. No one was injured.
It wasn’t clear Tuesday if Gilbert knew the undercover crew were police. Ferrin said undercover detail officers wear vests clearly marked as Miami-Dade police, and that the officers approached Gilbert. But no one has said if the officers identified themselves.
“The fact of the matter is he did open fire at the vehicle as they drove by,” Ferrin said.
Ferrin said with the help of Gilbert’s mother, the shooting suspect agreed to turn himself in. Police said that during a subsequent interview he admitted to firing at police.