Crime

Man ambushed by 3 men outside his Miami home. Bullets flew after he ran over one’s foot

A man was shot after three men ambushed him outside a Miami home early Friday morning.

According to a Miami law enforcement officer, the suspects shot at the victim when he ran over one of their feet as he tried to get away in his white Infinity SUV.

Police say the victim had returned to his Miami home after work.

“He was in his driveway and approached by three black males. One of them opened the door and grabbed money out of his pocket,” said City of Miami Police spokeswoman Kiara Delva.

“In fear of his life, he managed to get away and tried to drive off. One of the three men shot at him and grazed him in the abdomen,” she said.

They took $300.

The victim managed to drive himself to his friend’s home in Brownsville.

He was in a panic and bleeding and I called 911,” the man’s friend, Juan Colon, told Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

The man was treated and released by Jackson Memorial Hospital, Delva said.

Police have not released his name.

The victim spoke to WSVN after he was discharged and reiterated police’s account of the incident, noting that he saw “strange movements” near his apartment when he pulled up.

But he added that he was forgiving.

“Maybe these are kids that need information and education,” he told the station. “If I were to see them, I would forgive them.”

The shooting may actually involve two SUVs — the victim’s bullet-ridden vehicle, the other crashed against a fence in the area of Northwest 23rd Court and 46th Street, WSVN reported.

Miami police could not say if the two incidents are related, but two police departments — Miami and Hialeah — are investigating.

According to reports, there was a robbery in Hialeah and the SUV was left behind. One of the men was apprehended by police.

If you have any information on this ambush or the robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersmiami.com.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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