Police make arrest in connection to shooting at CityPlace Doral

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred over the weekend in Doral.

DORAL, Fla. – Authorities announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in connection to a shooting in Doral last weekend.

Doral police say they’ve arrested 32-year-old Alex Arnaud.

He’s the man police say is seen in cellphone video captured Sunday night taking out a gun and opening fire after a fight broke out inside a parking garage at CityPlace Doral.

The arrest report obtained by Local 10 News says thanks to witness accounts and still images that captured the tag of Arnaud’s black Tesla SUV, investigators were able to identify him and find him at his home in Homestead.

Alex Arnaud. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

The report also says the fight started when a young woman turned down several advances from a man inside one of the restaurants at CityPlace.

The woman told police that she was confronted by who she believes is the man’s girlfriend, and a verbal and physical altercation broke out between them.

Police said both parties were separated and the woman who turned down the man’s advances went to the parking garage to socialize with her friends before they left the area.

But according to the arrest report, the woman claims that Arnaud and his group of friends confronted her and her group again in the parking garage, at which time another fight broke out before Arnaud pulled out a gun and began to shoot.

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She said she and her friends ran for cover and they saw Arnaud leave in a black Tesla SUV.

No one was injured in the shooting, police said.

Arnaud faces charges of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in public and resisting an officer without violence.

He appeared in court Thursday morning and has already posted bond, so he is expected to be released later in the day.

Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer ordered that he stay away from the victims, as well as CityPlace Doral.

Detectives say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be made.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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