HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left one man dead in Hialeah Gardens on Friday evening.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 34-year-old Roberto Rodriguez, who police suspect is the person who pulled the trigger.
A family friend of the victim told Local 10 News’ Bridgette Matter the suspect was arrested but police have yet to confirm that information.
According to Miami-Dade Police Public Information Officer Alvaro Zabaleta, Hialeah Gardens police responded to a shooting call around 6:30 p.m., near the 10000 block of Northwest 138th Street.
Authorities said a driver crashed a truck into a nearby fence during the shooting.
Detectives said they discovered a white male driver, identified as 41-year-old Albert Pina, suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to Zabaleta, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Authorities have been searching for Rodriguez, who they said made a brief stop in the Collier County area has since been trying to flee the country through the Texas-Mexico border in an attempt to reach Cuba, police said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
A GoFundMe page was created to help the family of the victim with funeral expenses, and that page can be found by clicking here.