Miami-Dade County, Florida – The Miami robbery suspect opened fire on officers with a handgun while he was with a 1-year-old boy in his bedroom, but the officers did not shoot, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Phillip Valcy-Charles was at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Thursday and was being held without bail while facing charges for crimes that detectives have accused him of committing this week. in Januarythe record is displayed.
Miami-Dade prison officers arrested Varsey Charles, a convicted felon with a criminal record in Broward County, around 7 p.m. Wednesday after being admitted to North Shore Medical Center in Pinewood, according to records. bottom.
Before the Tuesday morning shooting, police officers with a search warrant ordered Valcy-Charles out of his West Little River home, and when he refused, they rushed inside. , found him in the bedroom with his son. to the police report.
no one was shot. Valcy-Charles eventually dropped the gun, but he refused to speak to detectives who wanted to inquire about the robbery. January 20th Inside an apartment on the 39th floor of the Aria on the Bay condominium in Edgewater, Miami, police said.
The victim told detectives that he saw two men coming out of the elevator and left the apartment to meet a friend. according to the arrest warrant.
According to the arrest warrant, one of the thieves tied the victim’s hands and feet with zip ties, ransacked the apartment, and whipped the back of the head with a pistol. .
Surveillance video shows Valcy-Charles’ tattoo, detectives retrieved his fingerprints at the front door of the Aria on the Bay building, and his cell phone data corroborates his whereabouts. , they discovered he owned one of the stolen chains worth about $120,000. to the police.
Before the robbery, the detective also Attendant at Aria on the Baythe Florida Department of Corrections released him on July 12, 2021, after a crime in Broward County.
Records show he had a 2014 burglary and theft charge, a 2015 convicted felon possession of a firearm charge, an August 2019 robbery charge, and an October 2019 aggravated escape and legal conviction charge. It is shown that he was convicted on a charge of escaping from an enforcement agency.
In his criminal charges on Tuesday, Valsey Charles was charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder by a law enforcement officer, neglect of a child without serious physical harm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faced county charges, county records show.
Varcy Charles was charged with assault or armed robbery with assault, firearm robbery/burglary, and kidnapping/assault with firearm on January criminal charges. He is unrestrained and restrained.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk editor Frine Gonzalez contributed to this report.
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