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Man shot in ear after men jump in car in Fort Lauderdale

3 men arrested in shooting

From left: Shaquille O'Neal Joseph, 24, Christian Gonzalez, 19, and Raymond Alvarado, 19.
From left: Shaquille O'Neal Joseph, 24, Christian Gonzalez, 19, and Raymond Alvarado, 19.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man was shot in the ear Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

Shaquille O'Neal Joseph, 24, Christian Gonzalez, 19, and Raymond Alvarado, 19, were arrested shortly after the incident.

According to an arrest report, the victim was sitting in the backseat of a car in the 3000 block of Southwest 13th Street when the three suspects got inside the car.

At some point, a gun discharged, striking the victim in the right ear.

The victim was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, marijuana and a Xanax pill were found in Alvarado's possession when he was arrested.

Police said Gonzalez was the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta that the suspects arrived and left in.

All three face charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Alvarado was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

A motive for the attack is unclear.


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