Miami-Dade County

He had 32 days left on probation. Then came the shooting in Miami

Jean Georges
Jean Georges

An overnight shooting in Liberty City resulted in a Miami-Dade man arrested on an attempted felony murder charge.

According to the arrest report, the unnamed victim was shot early Saturday under his right knee, but Jean Georges told Miami police he emptied the whole gun magazine at the victim.

Georges, 37, is on probation until Aug. 1 after pleading guilty in early 2017 to felony possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver.

There also was a warrant out for Georges' knowingly driving without a license. He owes $3,309.40 in fines from traffic citations over the last eight years.

Though less numerous than his trips to traffic court, Georges' criminal court encounters have resulted in a deferred prosecution program on a battery charge in 2001; a guilty plea to possession of burglary tools and resisting an officer without violence in 2005; and two years probation in 2011 for uttering a forged instrument, grand theft and resisting an officer without violence.

Around 2:08 a.m. Saturday, the arrest report says, cops arrived in the 700 block of Northwest 60th Street to find a man shot under the right knee. Once a Creole-speaking officer arrived to translate, police understood that he was telling them he'd been shot by Jean Georges.

The report says Georges' girlfriend told police he took off in her red 2015 Chrysler 200. About an hour later, officers found the car less than a quarter-mile away, near a two-story apartment building at 5600 NW Seventh Ct., and they found Georges standing on the second floor.