On March 20, 2015 at approximately 3:30 a.m. a Kissimmee patrol officer was sitting in his marked vehicle in the parking lot of 1532 West Vine Street observing traffic. The officer noticed a black Ford Mustang convertible traveling east on Vine Street with three male passengers inside the vehicle. As the vehicle came closer to him, the officer saw the back seat passenger point a long barreled rifle directly at him and he heard a loud bang. The officer believed the male had just shot at him. The officer requested assistance and began to catch up with the mustang. Once additional officers were in position, a felony traffic stop was conducted on the Mustang. The three occupants were identified as Daniel Velazquez (D.O.B. 11/30/97) who was the driver, Kelvin Lopez-Beerbower (D.O.B. 12/17/96) and Ruben Lopez-Beerbower, who was the individual that shot at the officer. Two long barreled rifle style pellet guns and pellets were found inside of the vehicle. When asked why he shot at the officer, Ruben shrugged his shoulders and gave no verbal response.
All three men were placed under arrest. Ruben Lopez-Beerbower was charged with Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officer. Kelvin Lopez-Beerbower and Daniel Velazquez were charged with Criminal Conspiracy Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Ruben and Kelvin were transported to the Osceola County Jail held on $10,000 and $5,000 bond respectively. Daniel was transported to the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center.
The cops in this case showed remarkable restraint.