Friendship breakup over loss turns violent outside Miami-Dade corner store, police say

Detectives arrested a man on Thursday who is the suspect of a recent shooting outside of a corner market in Miami-Dade County's Gladeview neighborhood. (Google Street View)

MIAMI – A man was injured during a shooting after an argument inside a corner store spilled out to the street in northwestern Miami-Dade County, police records released on Friday show.

Paul “Crack” Oliver told a detective that he and Corry Jones used to be friends, but they had a fallout in 2018 after a mutual friend’s death, according to a police arrest report.

Oliver, 33, had a Glock G29 10mm pistol, and he told police officers that his gun fired in the Gladeview neighborhood, and injured Jones — who had a “vendetta” against him, according to the report.

Paul “Crack” Oliver was in the custody of Miami-Dade corrections officers on Friday accused of shooting a man in the Gladeview neighborhood. (MDCR)

The shooting was during a scuffle last month at the corner of Northwest 18 Avenue and 66 Street, according to police. When Oliver appeared before Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Mindy S. Glazer on Friday, the defense and the prosecution argued about whether or not the shooting outside of the 18 Ave Market was intentional.

Before Oliver’s confession, the police department’s Real Time Crime Center, surveillance cameras inside and outside of the 18 Ave Market, an area ShotSpotter gunshot detection system, and a license plate reader helped detectives to solve the case, records show.

Detectives first tracked the Nissan Maxima Oliver was driving on April 17, the day of the shooting. About a month into the investigation, police officers arrested him on Thursday, in Miami-Dade’s West Little River neighborhood, arrest and jail records show.

Paul Oliver appears in bond court on Friday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2023 by WPLG - All rights reserved.)

Corrections officers booked Oliver on Thursday night at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on two felony charges, county jail records show. He has a criminal history that includes arrests for cocaine possession in 2008 and 2009 in Miami-Dade, and a 2014 marijuana case in Hialeah, records show. The cases were closed.

Prosecutors filed a new case against Oliver on Friday on charges of first-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, county court records show. Glazer ordered Oliver to stay away from Jones and set his bond at $10,000.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler is presiding over Oliver’s pending case. Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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