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Man fatally shot while dining with family at outdoor café on Ocean Drive

Suspect taken into custody by police

Chaos on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach as people ran away following the eruption of gunfire.
Chaos on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach as people ran away following the eruption of gunfire.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Chaos erupted Tuesday afternoon on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach as people ran away following the eruption of gunfire.

Police said a man was shot and died after being rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The shooting happened late Tuesday afternoon before the sun had set.

Local 10 News spoke to a witness who said he saw the shooting go down.

The witness said he saw a man clutching a gun run right by him, and then the man opened fire into an outdoor café at 14th Street and Ocean Drive in South Beach.

The witness said the gunman shot a man dining at the café.

“There was a guy sitting at a table with all his family, kids and everything,” the witness said. “He was right there. And he shot the guy like three times.”

The witness said after the shooting, the gunman was erratic, doing something disturbing next.

“After the shooting, he was dancing on top of the guy,” the witness said.

Other witnesses told Local 10 News they then saw Miami Beach police officers move the victim several blocks to the north.

One officer could be seen performing CPR on the victim.

Police said they have one male subject in custody, and that a firearm was recovered.


About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.