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The Haitian national accused of shooting a Florida cop in the head Saturday has had an immigration detainer filed against him, officials said Wednesday, ending nearly a decade during which authorities arrested Wisner Desmaret numerous times but didn’t inform immigration officials about him.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency told Fox News the agency filed a detainer against Desmaret on Sunday, the day after he allegedly shot Fort Myers Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, 29. Fox 4 Now reported a man was allegedly assaulting a group of males at a Fort Myers gas station before officers arrived, at which point Desmaret allegedly shot at officers while they tried to take him into custody. Jobbers-Miller was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was reported to be in “critical but stable condition.”
The article goes on to state the following:
ICE spokesman Bryan D. Cox told Fox News the agency couldn’t provide more information about Desmaret because he was not in ICE custody — something that would only occur once his current case is adjudicated and he serves any sentence imposed. Desmaret faces at least eight charges, including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
“Should he enter ICE custody at that time we would be able to provide you with case-specific details,” Cox said in an emailed statement.
After Desmaret was arrested in connection with a burglary in 2010 an “ICE hold” was requested on him. But the Florida state’s attorney’s office “decided not to prosecute the case for what they said was insufficient evidence,” Fort Myers News-Press reported. Desmaret had been placed on an ICE hold in 2008 as well, NBC-2 reported.
Wink News reported Desmaret, whose age wasn’t able to be verified, had been arrested several times in Lee County and was on medication for unspecified mental health issues.
The FMPD would like to extend our gratitude for overwhelming response to blood donations for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Lee Health reports that the surgeries and treatments have helped and he is showing positive signs. His status is listed as stable but critical. pic.twitter.com/UF0U6szQEy
— Fort Myers Police (@fortmyerspolice) July 24, 2018
JUST IN: Suspect in the shooting of FMPD officer is Wisner Desmaret. He faces 8 felony charges, including Attempted First Degree Murder in the shooting of FMPD Officer Adam Jobbers Miller. Trust @winknews to stay on top of this ongoing investigation. pic.twitter.com/4Ad7CR3y63
— LoisWINKNews (@LoisWINKNews) July 23, 2018
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