Miami Crime Victim Attorney News: 2 of 5 Suspects Arrested in Fatal Robbery, Shooting Outside Calder Casino Were Employees

MIAMI, FL—Federal prosecutors announced on Aug. 23 that two of the five individuals whom South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force members arrested in connection with a recent robbery and fatal shooting of a Brink’s armored truck courier at the Miami Gardens-based Calder Casino and Race Course were actually employees at the casino. The violent robbery/murder happened around 5 p.m. on August 21, according to information provided by NBC Miami.

Officials apprehended 26-year-old Hollywood resident Uri Steven Ammar, as well as 25-year-old Vladimir Louissant, 26-year-old Victoria Barkley, 23-year-old Byron Kyler and 26-year-old Reginald Mitchell, all of whom reside in Miami Gardens, for their involvement in the deadly shooting and robbery of 26-year-old Brink’s armored truck guard Alvaro Lopez Ramos.

Previous reports indicated Louissant waited for the Brink’s employee Alvaro Ramos to return to his armored truck, accompanied by Calder employee Uri Ammar. When Ramos did arrive, Vladimir Louissant shot him next to the armored truck, which was parked outside Calder Casino and Race Course. The shooting victim sustained fatal bullet wounds in the incident.

Louissant, on the other hand, fled the scene in Byron Kyler’s truck after robbing the courier of about $345,000. Reginald Mitchell, also an employee at the Miami Gardens casino, was identified as the getaway driver.

Victoria Barkley was identified as the individual who picked up both Mitchell and Louissant after they dropped off the truck used to flee the scene of the Miami Gardens shooting.

All detained suspects were reportedly denied bond. The case is ongoing.


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