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Family Of Driver Killed In Wild Shootout Wants Answers From Cops

A UPS delivery truck carjacked after a robbery in Coral Gables ended up at the center of a shooting at Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway on Dec. 5, 2019.

Two bystanders shouldn’t have been killed in a police shootout nearly two weeks ago, and the lawyers representing one victim’s family met with the police on Tuesday in a push for answers.

Commuter Richard Cutshaw and UPS driver Frank Ordoñez both were killed Dec. 5 when a storm of bullets was traded between police and robbers on a packed road in Miramar. The two robbers who led police on a chase also were killed in the shootout with at least 18 officers.

“There was a lot of time between when this pursuit started and the time Mr. Cutshaw and Mr. Ordoñez were killed,” said attorney Adrian Mendiondo at a news conference Tuesday. "I think everyone could agree that one, it could have ended differently and two, that it should have ended differently.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.

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