Miami-Dade court clerk Harvey Ruvin died Saturday, December 31, 2022, the county confirmed over the weekend.
“Our community was heartbroken to learn of the sudden death of Harvey Ruvin. For decades he was a fearless leader and true public servant, Best avatar of government. Harvey was one of a kind: caring, visionary and wise,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniela Levin Cava said in a statement.
“I am fortunate to have known Harvey as a dear friend. He taught me so much about our environment, about good governance and how to live a life engaged in service. A light shone in our community and beyond On behalf of Miami-Dade County, Rob and I extend our deepest condolences to his family and the entire Clerk of Courts.”
It should be noted that Ruvin was the longest-serving elected official in Miami-Dade County. He completed seven consecutive terms in office. He died at the age of 85.
“Harvey Ruvin’s leadership helped create a welcoming, loving and progressive Miami-Dade County. He will be missed,” Miami-Dade Borough President Oliver Gilbert said in a statement.
‘Thanksgiving’ Massacre: Two Killed, Two Injured by Ex-Husband in Houston Home
In other incidents, a shooting occurred at a residential home near Houston on Thanksgiving night, killing two people and wounding two others, United States officials said. The condition of an elderly person who was injured in the shooting remains critical.
Houston police are continuing to investigate the scene in the 1500 block of Baggett Lane in Spring Branch where four people, including three adults and a juvenile, were shot. Two surviving victims were taken to the hospital, reported Fox Houston.
The family had just finished eating Thanksgiving when the victim’s ex-husband walked in through the back door and opened fire on the family, Houston Police Department Deputy Chief Patricia Cantu said during a briefing Thursday.
“The family was celebrating, they had just had dinner. The suspect, known as the deceased woman’s ex-husband, entered through the back door and began shooting at people. who were inside the house,” Cantu said.
There were four other people inside the house, but they ran to the rooms for safety as soon as they heard the gunshots. Cantu said the suspect fired multiple shots and reloaded the gun at least once during the incident. After this the accused fled from the spot.
Police received a report of the shooting at 9:18 p.m., and officers arrived on the scene five minutes later and shot four people in the home.
An adult male and an adult female were pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old victim is in stable condition, while the surviving adult male is in critical condition.
Police said they are not sure of the relationship between the victims at this time, as the family had invited non-family friends to the gathering.
“It’s a very sad situation. It’s Thanksgiving. People should be celebrating with their families.”Kantu said.
The shooting was called a “house-related incident”. At this time, the motive for the shooting is not known and the identity of the alleged ex-husband is not known. The investigation is still on.