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