One man is in jail after a Miami Beach shooting Thursday morning that left two people injured.
At about 4:40 a.m., Miami Beach police responded to reports of shots in the 100th block of Ninth Street and Collins Avenue, said Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman with the Miami Beach Police Department. When police arrived, both the shooter and two victims fled.
Minutes later, officers saw a foor-door white Toyota Corolla that matched the description of a car used in the shooting traveling east at the intersection of Seventh Street and Washington Avenue. Police in a marked patrol car tried to stop the car after the driver, later identified as Kareem Dexter Stuart, ran a red light and began speeding away from officers.
Police eventually stopped Stuart at Fifth Street and Washington. When they searched Stuart, police said they found 11 clear plastic bags of marijuana in his right pocket. Stuart was also driving with a suspended license, which had been suspended on May 12 due to failure to pay traffic fines.
Authorities arrested Stuart on charges of fleeing from a police officer and marijuana possession and served Stuart with a warrant for knowingly driving with a suspended license. Police took Stuart to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he is being held on $11,000 bond.
The two victims eventually drove themselves to Mercy Hospital in Miami with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, Rodriguez said.