Gunman in custody after cab driver robbed, shot

Victim taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital

Mark Simmons.
Mark Simmons.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A cab driver is recovering in a hospital after being robbed and shot Friday night, while the suspected gunman is in custody.

Miami-Dade police said officers found the victim, Terrence Guthrie, 63, near Northwest 54th Street and 22nd Avenue.

Guthrie told officers someone had robbed and shot him.

Mark Simmons.
Mark Simmons.

The gunman, identified as Mark Simmons, 25, took about $90 from the cab driver and drove off, heading east on Northwest 21st Avenue. The cab driver then followed him inside a convenience store.

"Upon arrival, the officers were advised by a patron in the store that there was a gentleman that ran into the store and was hiding in the freezer," said Miami-Dade police Detective Marjorie Eloi.

Miami-Dade police set up a perimeter around the store. After a few hours, they arrested Simmons without incident.

Guthrie was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery Friday night. His condition is not known.

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