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Attempted home robbery leads to shooting in Miami Beach

Would-be intruder shot by person inside home

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was shot Friday in Miami Beach.

The shooting occurred near the area of Second Street and Meridian Avenue. Police believe the shooting victim, a man in his 60s, was attempting a burglary at 208 Meridian Ave.

The person inside the home shot the would-be intruder.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. The resident is with Miami Beach police being interviewed while crime scene technicians investigate the scene.

Florida state Rep. Michael Grieco lives nearby and told Local 10 News that people in the area said they heard only one shot.

“Everyone that I’ve spoken to, they heard one shot," Grieco said. “It must have been a pretty good shot.”

The investigation continues.

A homeowner opened fire on a would-be intruder in Miami Beach.
A homeowner opened fire on a would-be intruder in Miami Beach.

About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."