Richard Cutshaw Biography, Wiki
Richard Cutshaw is identified as the Innocent Bystander who was shot in South Florida Police Shootout. He cut down behind the wheel of his sedan when two fleeing robbers in a highjacked UPS truck got into a gunfight with police officers in the midst of rush-hour traffic.
Here’s our first look of Richard Cutshaw. Rick, as he was known to people close to him, was just 2 years from retiring from his job as a union rep. He worked in Miramar and lived in Pembroke Pines. His family and loved ones are, understandably, devastated. @WPLGLocal10 https://t.co/R8wUip3SVQ pic.twitter.com/AVSklSlaJE
— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) December 6, 2019
Cutshaw was the field representative for GSAF / OPEIU Local 100, a union that represents over 6,000 employees across South Florida.
He was 70 years old.
Richard Cutshaw Personal Life
Property records show Cutshaw was single when he bought his small stucco home with a barrel-tile roof in January 2003.
Neighbors said he lived alone in Pembroke Pines and was a great guy who would help out when it was needed. They added that he was about to retire.
Richard Cutshaw Killing News
Richard Cutshaw was driving home from work Thursday afternoon when he was caught in the crossfire between police and two robbery suspects at a busy intersection along Miramar Parkway. The medical examiner couldn’t comment on his death.
5/ The innocent bystander killed in the crossfire was Richard Cutshaw, 70, a union rep from Pembroke Pines.
A union lawyer told us he was on his way home.
“The president of the union told me he couldn’t believe it… He had just talked to him.”https://t.co/v6Whc4KwZl
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 6, 2019
He was a union representative en route to his Pembroke Pines home from work at the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 100 in Miramar when gunfire exploded around him.
He was about eight miles from his home in the Silver Lakes neighborhood.
Cutshaw’s black Lincoln-Mercury was caught in traffic at the busy Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road intersection when a bullet from the shootout killed him in his car.
The union office in Miramar will be closed until Monday as employees coped with the news of his death.
According to CBS, Cutshaw died while he sat in his car as it idled at an intersection only a few miles from his home.
- Live video of the pursuit and citizen cell phone videos captured the massive number of rounds fired. “In one bystander video…the sedan appeared to have just turned right at the intersection, about 350 feet away from the UPS truck,” Miami Herald reported
- George Piro, special agent in charge of the Miami field office for the FBI, said in a December 5, 2019 press conference that the crime spree began at the Regent Jewelry Store in Coral Gables, Florida around 4:15 p.m