Trevor Schakohl on February 6, 2023

MIAMI, FL – According to 7 News Miami, a man sporting a “cop killer” tattoo on his chest was arrested Saturday night after allegedly shooting at a Florida City police officer.

According to police, Salgado, 28, fired at the officer without injuring him while sitting in his patrol vehicle during an attempted traffic stop on Saturday morning, and fled the scene in a vehicle that he later was caught driving, according to the source. According to Salgado, he is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and driving with a suspended license.

“If he’s bold enough to do that, he’d be bold enough to do it to somebody else, a random person, not even a cop,” a local resident said, expressing thanks that the officer was unharmed, according to 7 News Miami. Salgado sports a prominent chest tattoo that reads “Cop Killer,” and the involved officer’s body camera footage reportedly helped detectives to identify him.

About 34 police officers nationwide were shot on duty from Jan. 1 to 31, a roughly 89% increase compared to the same period in 2022, the Fraternal Order of Police reported.

🚨NEW REPORT: The Violence Against America’s Police Officers Must Stop! The number of officers shot so far this year is up 113% compared to this time in 2020.

⚠️ 34 Officers Shot

⚠️ 3 Officers Killed by Gunfire

⚠️ 9 Officers Shot in 8 Ambush-Style Attacks

— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) February 1, 2023

The Florida City Police Department did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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