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Man arrested in assault rifle attack on police officer

By Associated Press
Published September 15, 2004

MIAMI - A man with a history of attacking police officers was arrested Tuesday and accused of opening fire on a policewoman with an AK-47 assault rifle, wounding her and setting her patrol car on fire.

Jack Keith Holt, 36, of Miami Gardens was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and using a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Miami Herald.

Miami-Dade police said he fired nearly two dozen shots at Officer Keenya Hubert, 26, who was recovering Tuesday at the Ryder Trauma Center from a shoulder wound and a graze wound on the forehead.

Hubert was on routine patrol Sunday when she heard shots and saw a white 2000 Chevrolet Impala leave the area, police said. Holt fired the shots after an argument at a fundraising party for a youth football team his son plays on, police said.

When Hubert pulled the car over, the driver jumped out, opened fire, jumped back in the car and sped away, police said.

The shots caused the officer's car to catch fire and explode just seconds after she took cover, police said.

"(Hubert) is a lot of people's hero right now for what she did and what she went through," her supervisor, Maj. Glenn Theobald, told the Herald.

Holt was convicted in 1997 of attacking two police officers and sentenced to 61/2 years in prison.

[Last modified September 15, 2004, 01:08:22]

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