Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 3/31/1988
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Both sentenced to death
Officer Victor Estefan was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. As he approached the vehicle to get the driver's information he was shot and killed. The suspects, who were brothers, were arrested in California after a shootout with the California Highway Patrol during a nation-wide manhunt.
Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1997 the Florida Supreme Court overturned their convictions stating they had not received a fair trial. In March 2013, a jury declared a mistrial for the alleged gunman, and the suspect is still being held awaiting another trial. The brothers are serving life sentences for trying to kill highway patrol troopers in Southern California.
Officer Estefan was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandson.