Armed Korean War veteran, facing eviction over service dog, killed by police after confrontation

Miami-Dade police said that a suicidal Korean War veteran was shot and killed by police.


An armed Korean War veteran – is scheduled for eviction from his Miami-Dade apartment on complaints about his service dogs was killed Monday by police, who responded to a call of a man threatening to commit suicide.

Police rushed to the home of Raymond Bishop, 84, and extended, begged him praise Bishop military background – not to give him his gun. But at a given moment at least four Miami-Dade officers opened fire, the Miami Herald reported.

“These officers asked this gentleman to use the weapon down,” John Rivera, president of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, told the newspaper. “They had no choice. These situations officers are confronted with daily, and it will stay with them forever.”

Bishop died in his home. Are service dogs, Roxie and Ranger, were found in the apartment and had no problems, the Herald reported.

“He was very quiet, very patient. He was very helpful,” neighbor Christian Rodriguez told Local10 News. “He helped us through the hurricane. We had no water to the top, but he was a very pleasant man.”

According to court records, Bishop lived on the Hidden Grove apartments under a Miami-Dade County government subsidy.

The apartment complex to court in July 2017 to try and get him to have started on the ground floor unit for allegedly “harboring of unauthorized dogs” and allows them to be without a leash. In the lawsuit, the complex claimed one of the Bishop’s dogs attacked and injured another resident.

A Veterans Administration psychiatrist said in court documents that the animals “invaluable emotional therapeutic benefit.” The case had been in mediation, but talks between the two parties has failed.

The case had been in mediation, but talks between the two parties was not, the Herald reported. It was going on.

Bishop’s lawyer, Christopher Brochynus of the Legal Services of Greater Miami, told the newspaper that he was stunned by the death.

“He was a really nice guy to talk to,” he said. “He loved his animals.”

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