18-year-old is arrested for ‘shooting dead Florida police officer, 28, who responded to call about suspicious man casing cars on driveways’

Jason Banegas, 18 (pictured left and inset center) faces multiple charges including armed burglary, battery on an officer, carrying a concealed firearm, grand theft of a firearm, resisting with violence and first-degree murder after shooting officer Yandy Chirino, 28 (pictured right), on Sunday night. Chirino, who was described by the police chief as a ‘great officer’ and was recognized as Officer of the Month in June 2020, was shot at close range by Banegas as he confronted the teenager. ‘He was a great officer and will have a lasting impact on our community,’ Chief O’Brien said, adding that Chirino ‘gave his life honorably and without hesitation.’ Chirino’s body was transported from the hospital on Monday afternoon in a motorcade procession attended by several officers (pictured right inset), while Banegas was booked into Broward County Main Jail on Monday evening after being held by police immediately following his arrest.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail