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Police: Man admits to shooting ex-girlfriend, woman’s new boyfriend

Gunman turns himself in shortly after shooting, police say

A 23-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he shot his ex-girlfriend and the woman’s new boyfriend, authorities said.
A 23-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he shot his ex-girlfriend and the woman’s new boyfriend, authorities said.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 23-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he shot his ex-girlfriend and the woman’s new boyfriend, authorities said.

Miami-Dade police said the shooting occurred Wednesday night in the area of Southwest 98th Avenue and 50th Street.

Officers arrived at the scene and found evidence of a shooting, but no victims.

According to the suspect’s arrest report, Jonathan Clemente was able to track down the victims by unknown means and pulled up to their vehicle, at which time he ambushed them and opened fire.

Jonathan Clemente. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

Police said Clemente shot his ex-girlfriend in the chest and her new boyfriend was shot twice, once in the head.

“It was definitely five to six shots, and it was a large caliber bullet because of the way it sounded, and it was rapid succession,” a nearby resident who called 911 after the shooting told Local 10 News. “Everybody has front-facing windows. The corner that he shot happens to have a bay window full of windows.”

According to the arrest report, Clemente also called 911 a short time later and confessed to being involved in a shooting.

Police said Clemente was instructed to wait for police and he was taken into custody.

The gun used in the shooting was recovered from his car, authorities said.

The victims were able to drive away after the shooting and were discovered inside their vehicle in front of a Chevron gas station on Bird Road near Southwest 107th Avenue.

They were both taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, identified only as a 23-year-old woman, was listed in stable condition.

Her 30-year-old boyfriend is listed in extremely critical condition.

Police said the woman was able to identify Clemente as the gunman.

Authorities said Clemente admitted that he shot the victims because he was upset that the woman had broken up with him and started dating someone else.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

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!