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Police: Man shoots at cafe in southwest Miami-Dade before leading officers on chase

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Thursday morning after a shooting outside a cafeteria in a shopping plaza led to a police chase.

According to Angel Rodriguez, of the Miami-Dade Police Department, the shooting occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in a shopping plaza in the area of Hammocks Boulevard and Southwest 104th Street.

Rodriguez said the suspect got out of his car, shot at the business and then got back into his vehicle and fled the scene.

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“I heard the gunshot and in that second turning around the second one came in, and I saw the guy, and my instinct kicked in and I just ran,” JD Betancourt, who witnessed the shooting outside Miwi Cafe, said.

Officers spotted the car as the suspect was trying to get away and chased the vehicle, Rodriguez said.

The police chase ended in the area of Southwest 136th Street and 157th Avenue.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. as the suspect was placed into handcuffs and seated on the sidewalk.

He appeared to have an injury to his forehead and was treated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel.

Rodriguez said it’s still too early in the investigation to determine a motive for the shooting.

No injuries were reported.


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