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Police: Neighbor breaks down door, shoots man in Westchester

A dispute between two neighbors in Miami-Dade’s Westchester neighborhood led to one man being shot in the upper body, authorities said.
A dispute between two neighbors in Miami-Dade’s Westchester neighborhood led to one man being shot in the upper body, authorities said.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A dispute between two neighbors in Miami-Dade’s Westchester neighborhood led to one man being shot in the upper body, authorities said.

The incident was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 8200 block of Southwest 25th Street.

According to Miami-Dade Police Detective Chris Thomas, who is also a spokesman for the police department, officers arrived at the scene to find a damaged door to a home, but no victim.

He said it was later discovered that the victim’s wife took her husband to a local hospital, and he was then airlifted to another medical center in stable condition.

Police said the victim was shot in the upper torso and was awake and speaking with detectives.

According to Thomas, the wife told officers that her husband was involved in an ongoing dispute with their neighbor.

She said the neighbor broke the door to their home overnight, entered their house and shot her husband.

Police said the woman’s husband was the only person injured in the shooting.

The neighbor was detained and charges are pending, according to Miami-Dade police.

Dispute between neighbors ends in gunfire

Officers also said that two other people who were involved in the incident are being interviewed.

“Very scary, because I have my kids here. This is a very quiet community, you know, and my kids ride bike here and do different stuff,” Anne Muniz, who lives nearby, said.

Robbery detectives were also spotted at the scene during the investigation.

Further details about the dispute were not immediately known.

Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon contributed to this report.


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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!