A Police boss in Tampa, Florida, shot himself in the head just hours before he was allegedly seen holding a gun to his mouth and threatening his wife to “end it”.
Tampa Police Department in Florida, USA released bodycam footage of the moment Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez, 52, and his wife Jody were approached by police in their 12th-floor hotel room at the JW Marriott hotel.
Ramirez — at the hotel for a sheriff’s conference got into a fight with Jody after she had been drinking.
A nearby hotel employee told police a witness had claimed “they were out here arguing, they came out here and he said he was going to ‘end it now’ and put a gun in his mouth.”
Police approached the couple’s room with a ballistic shield and guns drawn as the wife exited with her hands up, the bodycam footage shows. Moments later, Ramirez exited the room with his hands up before placing them at his waist, despite officers screaming at him to stop.
“What are you doing?” he asked as police moved to handcuff him. “You know I’m the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department?
While being questioned by police, he told them he and Jody had been “talking” and that he never pulled out a gun.
Jody — who’s been married to Ramirez for 30 years said;
“I know every button to push and I’m pushing them today because I normally don’t drink. He got me on Old Fashion, it’s his fault,” she said.
When asked about her husband’s mindset, she admitted he has “plenty of demons from the job.” — “as you guys all are probably aware of,” she said.
Ramirez underwent surgery and was in critical condition. He did not suffer any brain damage, but could lose his right eye, according to report by NBC South Florida.
Ramirez was appointed to supervise the Miami-Dade agency in 2020 after 24 years with the department