MIAMI (WSVN) - A statement released by the attorney of Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez and his wife Jody thanked those who sent their best wishes following a hotel incident in Tampa that led to a highway shooting.

The statement went on to say that at no time was there physical aggression between the two. The two also deny that Freddy pulled out a gun inside the JW Marriott prior to being put in handcuffs.

Both Jody and Ramirez said they were shocked by the sudden arrival of numerous police officers shortly after 6:30 p.m. on that Sunday evening. They said it was even more shocking that Freddy was put in handcuffs.

A police report and body camera video provide some details into the interaction between Tampa officers and Freddy hours before he attempted to take his own life on the drive back to Miami.

After the couple left the hotel, Freddy called Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to offer his resignation and then wounded himself with a gunshot to the head.

The statement also revealed that Jody saved his life by grabbing Freddy’s arm so that the resulting injury was serious but not fatal.

Jody mentions that she “will not be commenting and will remain dedicated to Freddy’s recovery, looking forward to the moment when they will walk out of the hospital together.”

The statement ends with the couple mentioning that they will continue to be a family utterly devoted to each other.

Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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