Remember that time when North Miami Beach police attempted to serve Elton L. Bandoo with a search warrant only to be met with gunfire?
Unfortunately, Officer Lino Diaz was shot.
Bandoo’s “defense” was that he thought his house was being robbed.
By police officers wearing green tactical uniforms marked with the word “POLICE.”
And who knocked on the door while loudly announcing, “POLICE!”
Yeah, the judge didn’t buy it, either.
His lawyer tried to argue that Bandoo had never been in trouble in his life and had no criminal history.
Well, he does now.
Bandoo was charged with first degree attempted murder. He’s also currently serving a seven year sentence for identity, tax and unemployment insurance fraud – the crimes for which he was originally being served with the warrant in the first place.
Career criminals have to start somewhere.
It was déjà vu all over again in North Miami on Thursday night when two officers were called to a home to serve a restraining order in a domestic violence call.
When they arrived at the home of Derrick Deshun Roberts (who does have an extensive criminal history), he pulled out his gun and shot at the officers.
Fortunately, he missed.
The cops returned fire.
Fortunately for Roberts, they also missed.
Roberts then barricaded himself in the home for six hours, until he “ultimately surrendered after a long standoff without incident,” according to the arrest report.
Like Elton Bandoo, Derrick Deshun Roberts was charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. He also got himself charged with “one count of resisting officers with violence,” according to the Miami Herald.
While both of these slimeballs are equally contemptible for shooting at police officers, at least Elton L. Bandoo had lofty financial goals. However dubious.
Derrick Deshun Roberts, on the other hand, is just your run of the mill wife-beating scumbag.
He’s also not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Roberts admitted shooting at the police officers, but never intended to kill them.
It’s unknown whether or not Roberts expected the cops to shoot back. We may never know. We do know he’ll have plenty of time to think about it.
Where he can proudly hang this prestigious award while he waits.