- Faith & Family
After a two-day manhunt for a suspected gunman in Liberty City, City of Miami Police have arrested Eric Cash, 22, who they say went on a shooting spree following a domestic altercation with the mother of his three-year-old son. Cash faces a host of charges including: kidnapping, carjacking, battery and three counts of premeditated attempt to commit murder.
Cash was arrested on Monday. Law enforcement officials from several jurisdictions worked together to apprehend Cash, warning the public that he was both armed and dangerous. His mother said during a televised interview that she would never raised her son to do such a thing and was relieved that he had been apprehended.
“I would rather see him locked up than six feet under,” she said.
The domestic disturbance
According to previous reports from the City of Miami Police Department, police responded to a domestic violence call on Sunday. Cash’s girl friend reported that she had been beaten up by her son’s father. Cash left the scene in his girlfriend’s white Pontiac. He threatened to harm his girlfriend and his child. Instead, Cash left his son with his mother and reportedly found and shot three people. Two of the wounded individuals are related to the mother of his child. No one was believed to be fatally harmed.
Cash left the white Pontiac at his mother’s house and stated that he had no intention of surrendering.
According to the Miami Police Department, Cash was brought in by the U.S. Marshals on Tuesday. Detective William Morreno discussed his feelings about the Cash incident to The Miami Times.
“We are happy that we brought him to justice without any further incidents,” Morreno said. “He was considered extremely dangerous and made numerous threats and now he will be judged by his peers for his actions.”
By Ju’lia Samuels