Man shot by security guard, arrested after trespassing at Palmetto Bay car dealership

Mugshot for 24-year-old Hunter Schofield (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – A Miami man was arrested for allegedly threatening a security guard at a car dealership, which led to the man being shot.

According to police, 24-year-old Hunter Schofield was trespassing at a Palmetto Bay Nissan dealership, located on the 17000 block of South Dixie Highway, just before 4 a.m. on Monday.

A security guard working at the dealership told Schofield to leave, police said, but he responded by yelling obscenities and throwing a glass bottle.

The bottle went over the victim’s head, but then Schofield pulled a shiny object from his waistband and threw it at the security guard, police said.

That’s when, according to an arrest form, the security guard feared the shiny object was something sharp and fired one shot at Schofield, striking him in the arm.

Authorities were called and Schofield was taken into custody.

Investigators later located a metal fork, which was identified as the shiny object thrown at the security guard.

Schofield is facing multiple charges, including a felony charge for aggravated assault.


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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.