Dramatic Miami-Dade police video shows shootout at Trump Doral resort


The Miami-Dade Police Department has released dramatic body-cam video from an officer who rushed into the lobby of the Trump Doral resort during a shootout with an armed man at 1:39 a.m. on May 18.

Police identified the shooter as Jonathan Oddi, 42. Four days later, a motive for the bizarre incident has not been revealed.

The video begins with the officer raising his gun and pointing it towards the lobby as gunshots ring out. The officer creeps toward the lobby and pulls the  door open as  a man yells “Shots fired! Shots fired!” and sirens scream.

Just inside the lobby, a fire alarm begins blaring and the officer joins five other officers searching for the shooter. In one brief scene, a U.S. flag is draped over a counter.

The one-minute, 35-second video ends with five officers - guns drawn -climbing a marble staircase. Oddi, who was shot several times in the legs, is not seen in the video.

No officers were shot. One officer broke his arm.

According to police and court records, Oddi stole the American from a flagpole near the main clubhouse. The video reveals the large size of the flag, raising questions about how Oddi was able to remove it undetected.

Oddi scaled a perimeter fence at the resort and stormed the lobby with a handgun and the stolen flag, according to court records. He  draped the flag over a counter and began shooting at a chandelier and the lobby’s ceiling, according to court records. 

Oddi pointed the gun and threatened to kill an unarmed security guard and then began shooting in the lobby, damaging computer equipment, paintings, furniture, windows, doors and other glass decorations valued at more than $30,000, according to court records. The audio portion of the video captures numerous gunshots.

Oddi was hospitalized for several days. He was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail on May 20 on five counts of attempted second-degree murder, assault,  grand theft, burglary and falsely setting off a fire alarm.

On Monday, Oddi listened attentively during a court hearing. He said he could afford to hire an attorney but asked to be represented by the public defender until he could do so.

When the prosecutor made reference to the fire alarm, Oddi blurted out that he did, indeed, pull the alarm. Oddi’s public defender turned off his microphone, although he could be seen continuing to speak.

Oddi lived in an upscale condominium in Doral with his dog. Born in South Africa, Oddi became an American citizen last year. On his social media accounts, Oddi portrayed himself as a fitness expert and businessman with work experience in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States.

Oddi also had another occupation. According to the Miami Herald, about five years ago, he was a regular stripper for Dancing Bear, a South Florida website that produced videos of raucous staged parties involving women performing sex acts on male dancers.



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