Woman fatally stabbed during brawl in Miami Beach
Victim dies at hospital; attacker gets away
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A woman was fatally stabbed Thursday morning after a fight broke out among a group of people in Miami Beach, police said.
The fight occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road.
A man said he caught the stumbling victim in his arms, her blood staining his shoes and pouring onto the pavement.
One witness told Local 10 News that it seemed like a war between several women.
“Two of the girls didn’t want the other two girls on that side of the street, that’s all I could gather,” said witness Dougie Bondie. “At first I was thinking it was just a girl fight. Then when I turned around I saw the one girl who got stabbed just walk slowly in the middle of the road and collapse.”
Surveillance video showed a woman holding her friend in the middle of the road.
Miami Beach police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said the woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where she later died.
Rodriguez said the victim’s female attacker got away.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have much more information or description to share with the public at this time, but anyone who knows anything is urged to contact Miami Beach police,” Rodriguez said.
Bondie told Local 10 News that he saw the woman wielding a knife talking on her cellphone after the stabbing.
“She was talking frantically on the phone, ‘Come get me, I’m over here. I’m over here,’” he explained. “She was about 5′4”, 5′5″ and she had a wig on at first. By the time the incident was over, the wig was off."
Police are urging anyone with information to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).
Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.