A Florida police officer passed away over the weekend from injuries he sustained after he tried to apprehend an illegal alien who allegedly shot him in the head last week.
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has passed away,” police spokesman Mitch Haley said in a statement on Saturday. “We ask that you continue to pray for Officer Jobbers-Miller’s family, friends and our entire Fort Myers Police Department family.”
Officials said Jobbers-Miller was shot by Haitian national Wisner Desmaret on July 21 while he was responding to an alleged assault and theft at a gas station.
Once police arrived at the gas station, Desmaret opened fire, hitting Jobbers-Miller in the head. Jobbers-Miller was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was in critical condition until he passed away this last weekend.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have lodged a detainer request against Desmaret as they claim he is an illegal alien.
Desmaret, 29, faces eight charges, including “two counts of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, battery on an officer, burglary, larceny, two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and obstructing police,” News-Press reported.
WTSP reports that Desmaret was arrested eight times as a juvenile and 16 times as an adult.