He couldn’t go peacefully when arrested.
Via Miami Herald:
Three months ago, Miami-Dade Detective Terence White collared a teenager nicknamed “Damo” on a weapons charge in the Brownsville housing projects known as “PSU.”
On Monday, White again crossed paths with the teen — this time identifying Damian “Damo” Thompson as the person who unleashed a barrage of AK47 bullets at him and his partner as they sat in an unmarked police minivan in the same housing complex where they first met.
White’s testimony was key evidence for Miami-Dade homicide detectives early Wednesday as they arrested Thompson in connection with the ambush-style shooting that left White and fellow detective Charles Woods recovering from bullet wounds.
Thompson, a reputed associate of a Miami street gang known as the 13th Avenue Hot Boyz, was charged with two counts of attempted murder with a firearm.
He was not charged with trying to kill law-enforcement officers — despite hours of interrogation, he offered no confession and it was unclear whether he knew the two plainclothes detectives were police.
According to his arrest report, however, Thompson “acknowledged knowing Detective White.”
Miami-Dade police booked the 19-year-old Thompson into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon. His jail mugshot showed Thompson with his left eye almost shut and his cheeks swollen.
The teen bills himself as an “underground rapper” on music and videos across social media. His title, according to his Facebook page: “Creative Director at Shooting People.”[…]
A tip led Miami-Dade homicide detectives to Thompson. They tracked him early Tuesday to the hotel near Miami International Airport. A man and two women found with Thompson were also arrested on unrelated charges.
Thompson’s injuries after his confrontation with police were serious enough for him to visit a hospital before spending the better part of Tuesday and most of the morning Wednesday being questioned by Miami-Dade homicide detectives.