(WSVN) – A Florida man said he shot a police officer because he believed them to be the Mexican cartel.
According to the arrest report, Lucas Alves fired shots outside of a hotel room in Melbourne, Friday.
He faced three attempts of premeditative murder.
Officers knocked on Alves’ door after they responded to a 911 hang-up call; that was when he opened fire on the deputies outside.
One officer was hit but he was wearing a bullet-proof vest; he is expected to be OK.
Alves and his roommate have been taken into custody.
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