CORAL GABLES

Police: Drunk man shoots into his Coral Gables neighborhood, shares his gun with friend

 

cteproff@MiamiHerald.com

Coral Gables Police say two men took turns firing a semi-automatic handgun in a residential area Sunday, and shot through the windshield of a parked patrol car.

The shooting started around 6 a.m. Sunday when homeowners heard gunfire in the 600 block of Sierra Circle. Police released few details of the early morning incident that paralyzed the neighborhood as dozens of officers searched for the gunmen with a helicopter and K-9 officers.

Police later arrested Emilio Estevez, 25, who lives on Sierra Circle — the street where the shooting took place — and Shyam Zaveri, 25, of Miami. Both were charged with shooting a gun in public and Estevez faced an additional charge of using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

Police originally said three men were involved. On Monday, Lauren Poole, Coral Gables Police spokesperson said said five people had been questioned, but only Estevez and Zaveri will face charges.

According the arrest reports released Monday, Estevez, who was intoxicated, got out of his car near his home on the 600 block of Sierra Circle and began firing his gun. Estevez also shared his gun with Zaveri, who fired multiple shots, according to the reports.

Coral Gables Officer Orlando Mateu was on regular patrol Old Cutler Road and Sierra Circle when a bullet from the semi-automatic struck his windshield. He was not injured.

It was not clear how many rounds were fired, but there were at least 10 evidence markers that typically indicate shell casings.

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