Mom's nightmare: Son steals her car, ends up shot and arrested

Homeowner tells police he shot teen who broke into his home

MIAMI – Gloria Castillo told Miami detectives that her teenage son stole her black 2013 Nissan Altima to pick up his dad from jail.

About a day later, a Miami police officer spotted Castillo's car and turned on the red and blue flashing lights. Miami Police Detective Kenia Fallat said the stolen car came to a full stop outside of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School at 300 NW 28 Ave.


Castillo's son Alexander Rafael Sanchez, 16, the boy's father, Vladimir Almaguer Sanchez, 45, and another man  took off running. Police officers set up a perimeter prompting a 30-minute school lockdown on Friday. 

Fallat said police officers caught up to Sanchez, 45, first. The teen ran faster than his dad and broke into a nearby home. But the 82-year-old homeowner was armed, and after hearing the noise he confronted the teen, who pushed him. 

"There was a scuffle," Fallat said. "The elderly man was forced to fire."

Alexander was limping away when police officers caught up to him too. His pants ended up falling when he was in handcuffs. 

Miami Fire Rescue took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center with a non-life threatening injury to his buttocks. His dad was at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday. 

Records show his dad was charged with grand theft of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was on probation for another charge of grand theft,  insurance fraud over a staged accident and false insurance claims. 

The teen was facing charges of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence. But because he was sitting at arm's length of the meth pipes and marijuana, he also faced charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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