23-year-old woman fights back, reportedly shoots suspect during attempted robbery

A woman fought off a man trying to rob her Saturday morning at a gas station by shooting him.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The mother of a 23-year-old woman who shot at an attempted robber at a Valero gas station told Local 10 News that her daughter had a legal license to carry the firearm. Miami-Dade police said the victim shot the suspect multiple times during the attempted robbery.

Miami-Dade Police said the shooting took place at 7 a.m. at the gas station near Northwest 79th Street and 13th Court.

Neighbors told Local 10 News they heard gunshots.

Resident Carlos Frometa lives next to the gas station and told Local 10 News’ Annaliese Garcia he heard what sounded like three gun shots.

Other witnesses said they heard the apparent gunfire around 7:15 a.m.

The subject was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

The incident is under investigation.

About the Author:

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!