Pereas girlfriend sent Mir a text: A girl back at the party wanted to meet him. Mir returned. The girls then asked him for a ride home.
The trap was set. After the party, Mir dropped the girls off. Two pistol-wielding young men suddenly rushed them.
One man smashed Mir on the head with a pistol. They took the T-shirt that I had on, wrapped it around my head, and then wrapped tape around it, Mir recalled.
Forced into a car, the hostages were driven to an abandoned home, then later to Marshalls home at the Homestead Coco Walk Trailer Park, 220 NE 12th Ave, where he lived with Jaramillo.
The kidnappers bound Xavier, then threw him into the bathtub. I didnt let him get beaten up, Perea insisted later. I apologized to him, you know, he was in the wrong time and place.
But Xavier told cops he was beaten, including a sucker punch by Perea. Meanwhile, the youths bound Mirs legs and arms, tied him to a chair and laid him atop a garbage bag on the floor.
Perea lashed Mir with a white Comcast cable wire. The only thing he said to me, This is because you were flirting with my girlfriend, Mir recalled.
The kidnappers stripped him of his pink rosary, wallet and cellphone. They called his mother to demand $250,000 in cash, plus the titles to the cars bought with the stolen money.
Their instructions to her: dump the cash in a trash can off Krome Avenue and Southwest 242nd Street.
Alain did call my mother and told her that this was not a game, Mir recalled. As a matter of fact, Alain picked up a pipe, yellow in color, and hit my foot, which made me scream.
Unbeknownst to the kidnappers, Mirs mother and stepfather rushed to the Kendall District Police Station to report the abduction.
Miami-Dade narcotics bureau quickly assembled its Alpha major case squad, which fanned out across the neighborhood looking to Mirs Infiniti. Officers soon spotted, then stopped two of the kidnappers driving the car.
Back at the trailer park, the night melted away. The other kidnappers bought fast food. And smoked weed. One of them pointed the gun at Mir, asking if he knew how to play Russian Roulette.
The kidnappers drifted off into slumber. About 8 a.m., Mir managed to loosen his bindings in the bedroom. He tip-toed through the living room, where two kidnappers dozed.
Mir burst out of the trailer. A neighbor driving through the park refused to stop to help. He ran to a nearby cafeteria, then used a payphone at the Diaz supermarket to call 911.
Detectives rushed in. Mir led them the trailer. He said, Theres three subjects in there. Theyre heavily armed and they have my friend in there. Theyre also beating him up, Miami-Dade Sgt. Jose Ramirez recalled.
The detectives burst into the trailer. They quickly arrested Perea. But in the back room, according to officers, they found Jaramillo armed with a revolver.
The police were forced to utilize deadly force, according to an arrest report.
Crime scene photos show the revolver at the feet of the slain woman.
Two other guns and marijuana were also discovered in the trailer.
As in all police shootings, prosecutors are investigating whether officers were justified in using deadly force.
Jaramillo had but one major blemish on her criminal record: a 2010 guilty conviction for selling marijuana by a school. But her mother, Maria Jaramillo, insists that police acted in the most dirty way, she said in an interview.
Her lawyer, Ricardo Corona, said Jaramillo had poor choice of boyfriends but did not believe she was armed.
If the police are investigating a legitimate crime, it doesnt give them carte blanche to shoot up the place, Corona said.