MIAMI – Police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man who is accused of shooting another man multiple times inside a pizzeria in the Flagami section of Miami.
Joan Djamal-Gonzalez faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to the arrest report, the victim walked into the restaurant in the 200 block of Southwest 58th Avenue about 8 p.m. A witness told police that the victim greeted Djamal-Gonzalez's mother and called to Djamal-Gonzalez to join them, the report said. Djamal-Gonzalez moved toward them, pulled out a gun and fired multiple times, the report said.
The victim, who was shot in the ribs and in his left arm, ran from the restaurant and collapsed a few blocks away. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Police said the man will survive.
Police said officers arrested Djamal-Gonzalez about an hour after the shooting. Djamal-Gonzalez told police that the victim had a knife in his waistband and he had been afraid the victim would attack him.
Police said the victim did not have a knife on him. Witnesses said the man was unarmed.
Djamal-Gonzalez is currently being held at Miami-Dade County's Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $10,000 bond.