Miami-Dade Police Director ‘Freddy’ Ramirez shot himself, in surgery

The director overseeing Miami-Dade Police Department, the largest police department in the Southeast, was involved in a domestic dispute Sunday night after which he shot himself on the side of the highway near Tampa.

MDPD Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III, who is also a candidate for the county’s first elected sheriff position in decades, has gone through two surgeries to treat injuries, according to MDPD spokesperson. At a press conference held by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Monday afternoon, Commissioner Mark Glass said Ramirez had “serious” head injuries but his condition is stable.

Timeline: what we know

The FDLE and the Florida Highway Patrol are running a joint investigation into the incident. At the press conference Monday, they declined to answer questions as it is an ongoing investigation, but praised Ramirez for his career. Here is what officials have released so far:

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