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For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Argemis Colome

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Police Involved Shooting (non-contact)
Case #: PD170724280222
Date & Time of Occurrence: 07/24/2017 at approx. 5:50 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: SW 268 Street SW 134 Place
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Nilda Cardenos, (W/F)
Victim's DOB: 02/27/1982
Victim's Address: 27032 SW 135 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Exempt, (/M)
Victim's Age: 10
Victim #3:
Victim's Name: Exempt, (/M)
Victim's Age: 9
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Dandre Dakwon Gaspard, (B/M)
Subject's DOB: 01/10/1996
Subject's Address: 27903 SW 131 Avenue
  Homestead, Florida
Subject's Charges: Murder 2nd Deg/Law Enforcement Officer/Att/Deadly Weap; Concealed Firearm/Carrying; Resisting Officer W/Violence To His Person/Firearm
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Dionte Marco Rowe, (B/M)
Subject's DOB: 03/27/1998
Subject's Address: 27024 SW 135 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject's Charges: Murder 2nd Degree/Law Enforcement Officer/Att/Deadly Weap; Grand Theft 3rd Degree/Vehicle; Leaving Scene of Crash/Serious Bodily Injury; Resisting Officer Without Violence.
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Joseph Giovanni, (B/M)
Officer's Age: 1.5 year tenure
Officer #2:
Officer's Name: Fernando Menoud, (W/M)
Officer's Age: 10 year tenure
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Honda/Accord
Vehicle Color: Black
Vehicle Lic. Plate: GAPR45
Vehicle Description: Subject Vehicle
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: Chrysler/200
Vehicle Color: Gray
Vehicle Lic. Plate: HYKX15

Police Involved Shooting

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department, South District are investigating a non-contact police involved shooting.

According to investigators, undercover detectives from the South District, observed a vehicle driving erratically through a residential neighborhood. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop and the vehicle did not comply. As the subjects continued to drive erratically in attempts to flee from the officers, they struck a civilian vehicle at the corner of SW 268 terrace and SW 134 Place. Officers immediately approached the accident scene, when the occupants from the vehicle that fled opened fire at the officers, and an officer returned fire. Officers apprehend two of the subjects on the scene and recovered two firearms. The third subject fled the scene on foot and remains at large.

The three occupants inside the civilian vehicle, a 35 year old female and her two children, were transported by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to Baptist Homestead Hospital, where they were treated for injuries. They are expected to recover.

No one involved in this incident was struck by gunfire.

The investigation continues.

UPDATE #1: Subject #1 has been identified and charged accordingly. The male who was detained on scene was released after speaking to investigators. Officers, and the driver of the civilian vehicle have been identified and are listed above.

Subject #2 remains at large.

UPDATE #2: Subject #2 has been identified and charged accordingly.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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