Description: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Video evidence of a wild police involved shootout on the front lawn of a marijuana grow house in Westchester was played in court Thursday at the bail hearing for one of the suspects.
Prosecutors showed the video of Miami-Dade Det. John Saavedra and homeowner Gerard Delgado both getting shot outside the home in July 2012.
Saavedra, a former Miami-Dade PBA Officer of the Year, told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that it shows how dangerous this job can be. He told D’Oench he has a bullet inside him that may be with him for the rest of his life.
“I’m doing better,” he said. “But I am still in pain.”
Saavedra was shot three times in the stomach under his bullet-proof vest after Delgado opened fire on detectives who showed up to the home on July 31st 2012 and asked for consent to search a grow house that police later discovered had 80 pounds of marijuana worth $90,000 inside it.
Saavedra says two bullets entered his stomach and another struck him in his left leg.
The video is from a surveillance system outside the home near Coral Way and SW 60th Court.
The video shows 59-year-old Luis Estevanell going in and out of the home which was owned by 56-year-old Gerard Delgado.