Car Thief Shoots Man In Stomach In Northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A robbery case is under investigation by the police in which a man was shot by a thief who stole his motor vehicle overnight in northwest Miami-Dade County.

26-year-old Lazaro Manuel Arencibia saw that his gray 2009 Ford Fusion had been stolen from their home so he went out in search of it, according to Miami-Dade police.

The victim with his family members reached a gas pump in another car owned by them where they saw 3 men putting gas into their stolen motor vehicle. Arencibia got out of his car, reached the back seat of a Hyundai where one of the thieves was sitting and punched him. The thief took out his weapon and shot him which injured the stomach of the victim.

The incident happened at midnight at a Shell gas station at North Miami Avenue and Northwest 82nd Street. Police are looking for the 3 men who escaped the incident spot in a blue Hyundai Sonata.

An employee of the gas station, Meharab Hossain said, “I feel really bad for the guy.” He called 911 to report the incident as the victim’s brothers struggled to stop the bleeding until paramedics approached.

Arencibia was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a minor injury.


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