Man stable after being shot outside home in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, officers responded to the 2100 block of Northwest 44th Street after receiving a ShotSpotter alert.

Officers arrived to find a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

A Local 10 News crew was at the scene later in the morning as a Chevrolet Cruze was blocked off with crime scene tape. The front passenger-side window was smashed out, and there was also damage to the windshield.

The victim’s family identified him to Local 10 News as 60-year-old Rodney Boykins.

According to his relatives, Boykins works as a painter on buildings and normally goes to work around 6 a.m., which is around the same time the shooting took place.

Relatives confirmed that the Chevrolet belongs to Boykins, who lives at the home the car was parked outside of with his 93-year-old mother. The woman was not injured in the shooting.

The victim’s brother, Louis Boykins, said he doesn’t know why anyone would want to hurt his brother.

“No trouble at all. I don’t know what’s the mean(ing) of this -- I don’t know what’s going on,” Louis Boykins said.

Detectives spent all morning searching for evidence and even used a dog to sniff the car for clues.

Police said they have no information about the shooter at this time.

“Keep us -- keep the family in your prayers,” Louis Boykins said.

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

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