Car thieves ripped off Lazaro Arencibia’s family car Monday night then nearly ripped a hole in the family when they shot Arencibia minutes later at a North Dade Shell station.
Arencibia, 26, was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Miami-Dade Police say after he and his family discovered their 2009 Ford Focus stolen from their home in the 400 block of Northeast 82nd Street just before midnight, the family hopped into their second car to give search. A stop at the Shell station at 82nd Street and Miami Avenue found the Focus. Surveillance video showed Arencibia approaching the car from the rear passenger side as it began to pull away. The car stopped. A passenger shot Arencibia. He fell to the ground, clutching his side while the Focus pulled away.
Police say the thieves eventually left the area in a blue Hyundai Sonata. Each of the three are described as a black male, 18 to 21 or 22, 5-7 or 5-8 in height. Two are described as 175 pounds, the third as 150 pounds. CBS4 acquired surveillance video showing two of the suspects.