Man accused in police shootout accepts plea deal

A man believed to have been involved in a shootout with police who were busting a marijuana grow house in Miami accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning.

Luis Estevanell pleaded guilty to all eight counts and will spend 10 years in federal prison with credit for time served.

Estevanell has been in jail since July 2012.

According to prosecutors, Estevanell  diverted an officer’s attention away from his friend, Gerard Delgado, who jumped out of a parked car and started shooting at officers and FBI agents who were responding to a tip that residents were operating a marijuana grow house.

“He didn’t try to help me, try to give me aide,” Detective John Saavedra, who was shot in the incident, told a judge in 2013. “On the contrary, he’s (Estevanell) attacking me as I’m bleeding out

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