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Marlins catcher Brett Hayes spots gunman before shooting on Florida turnpike

Kevin Kaduk
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Those who follow the Twitter feed of Miami Marlins catcher Brett Hayes must have done a double take on Thursday night when he wrote the following message:

Sitting in traffic on the turnpike and a man with a gun just walked by our car.. Not good

Though Hayes' tweet was puzzling at first, it became apparent that part of his off-day included being party to one of Miami's biggest news stories on Thursday. According to the Miami Herald, the man with the gun shot two police officers after passing Hayes' car and then turned the gun on himself.

Marlins beat writer Clark Spencer caught up with a shaken-up Hayes a few hours later.

From the Miami Herald:

"He and I made eye contact, and he looked like he was up to no good," Hayes said. "Something was very wrong. I just had a very bad feeling. My wife and I were in shock. I told her 'Do not look at him.' He was walking like he was walking down the street. It was really creepy. but his face ... it was pretty scary to be honest with you."

Shortly after the man passed their car, Hayes said a law enforcement officer wearing a bulletproof vest came walking past with gun drawn. After traffic began moving, Hayes said he turned on the radio and heard that officers had been shot.

"My wife and I said a big, long prayer for them," Hayes said.

The good news is that both officers survived the shootings, which originally started as a car jacking on Florida's Turnpike. Hayes and his wife were unharmed as well.

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