Associated Press News Release
May 12, 2014
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Miami police officer in his home as a homicide.
Carl Ronaldo Patrick was found dead Friday in his Pembroke Pines home. No arrests have been made.
Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz says Patrick was wearing his uniform when he died and his lunch and city laptop were inside the patrol car parked outside his house.
Ortiz says he believes Patrick’s killing should be treated as a death in the line of duty.
In a statement Sunday, Miami police officials said the department “feels the loss of our brother very deeply.”
The Miami Herald reports that Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said Saturday that investigators believed Patrick was shot by a police public service aide who had a relationship with him.