Shawn Sherwin LaBeet: cop-killer with odd Cuba connection

Well, thank God the cop-killer Shawn Sherwin LaBeet, who had run lose in South Florida after murdering Miami-Dade Police Officer Jose Somohano–a married father of two–will no longer kill cops or anyone else for that matter. He himself was killed late last night by cops north of Miami.

The odd story took a few twists after police–in a rush to get LaBeet–were informed falsely by LaBeet’s girlfriend, Renee Dangelo, that his name was actually Kevin Wehner. Wehner turned out to be an innocent man whose identity LaBeet had stolen.

Shawn LaBeet also injured three other police officers: Christopher Carlin, Tomas Tundidor, and, most seriously, Jody Wright, who ended up losing part of the bone in her leg as a result of the shooting.

LaBeet apparently had been running from cops due to an open arrest warrant, related to drugs. He had gotten into a fight over some missing marijuana some years ago, apparently, and as he and another man wrestled for control over a shotgun he had pointed at a third man, it went off, accidently hitting his girlfriend–yes, the same stupid bit** who lied for him, Dangelo. She refused to press charges but the seriousness of the situation prompted the Broward Sheriff’s Office to charge him with both aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. And now, a husband and father is dead as a result.

A handful of other scumbags actually helped LaBeet futilely put off capture for a few hours and now they’ve been rightfully arrested. Dangelo; LaBeet’s brother Shane LaBeet; his nephew Jaleel Torres (the family that gets busted together is mistrusted together?); Alba Bello; her son, Alain Gonzalez; and Lazaro Guardiola, Bello’s boyfriend.

And now the Cuba connection. Turns out Shawn LaBeet’s dad has been “getting his groove on” all over the Caribbean: he had a total of 19 children, according to one of LaBeet’s brothers, Keith LaBeet. One of Shawn’s older half-brothers, Ishmael Ali LaBeet, masterminded a robbery that ended with eight dead at a Virgin Islands resort in the ’70’s. This vile crime is still known today as the Fountain Valley Massacre.

Ishmael managed to escape from custody while enroute to New York from the Virgin Islands in the ’80’s. He hijacked a plane to Cuba and has been a fugitive ever since, although it’s not currently known if Ishmael LaBeet is in Cuba or elsewhere.

For that matter, there are a number of fugitives wanted by the FBI who appear to have been granted asylum by Castro. Visit The Real Cuba website for a comprehensive list. Meanwhile, Castro and his apologists whine about Luis Posada Carriles.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

Here’s a list of police officers from South Florida who have been killed in the line of duty.

Here’s a place where you can learn how to help injured police officers.

Sign Officer Jose Somohano’s guestbook on the Miami Herald’s website.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my condolences to Officer Somohano’s family. If you find this and read it, may God comfort you in this time of trouble and pain.