Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 21 years
Badge # 1725
Incident Date: 1/20/2011
Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber
Suspect: Shot and killed
Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony warrant on a man wanted for murder.
The detectives, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home, someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo and Detective Haworth. Another detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.
Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where she passed away during surgery.
Detective Castillo had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and parents. His wife also served as an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Detective Amanda Lynn Haworth