Two men have been arrested in the weekend shooting in South Beach of an off-duty detective from the New York City Police Department after one of the men dropped by Broward General Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.
Mustafa Cornelius Lee, 28, and Francisco Henriquez, 35, have been charged with the attempted murder of NYPD Det. Harold Thomas in what police believe may have been a botched robbery.
Police had said shortly after the shooting that they couldn't interview Thomas because he was in a medically induced coma. He was on vacation with two cop friends, although police haven't said whether they were there during the shooting.
Miami Beach cops revealed to the Sun-Sentinel that Thomas shot back at the men, which is likely the reason why Lee dropped by Broward General Hospital a few days later with a gunshot wound.
According to Hollywood action movies, you're not supposed to go to the hospital when you're shot in the commission of a crime, but science says 90 percent of criminals do it anyway.
Police say the shooting happened around 7 a.m. Saturday in front of the 1233 Lofts in Miami Beach, and Thomas has undergone at least two surgeries to repair an artery in his leg.
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Lee was booked into the Broward County Jail but has since been transferred to the Miami-Dade Jail, where he joins Henriquez to face one count each of attempted murder.