A confrontation between a security guard and a panhandler led to a shooting Thursday morning at a Miami Metromover station.
The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. at the station, 50 NE 15th St., next to Miami-Dade County School Board headquarters.
The shooting put a panhandler in the Ryder Trauma unit and a security guard in the hospital.
According to Miami-Dade police, the guard asked the panhandler to leave the Metromover. The panhandler did, then returned. In a physical confrontation, the panhandler choked and bit the security guard, who managed to shoot the panhandler.
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The injured person was taken to Ryder Trauma Center. Police have not released that person’s name or said what led to the shooting.
The station reopened at 7:40 a.m. and Metromover is expected to continue on a normal schedule.