MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami Police took a 12-year-old shooting victim on a shopping spree just days before Christmas.
Delbar Diaz may be recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest, but on Thursday, he was all smiles as Miami Police Commander Albert Guerra took him and a group of other children shopping. “The boy looks like nothing ever happened,” Guerra said. “He looks fantastic. He looks great. He’s recovering great, so we’re supper happy to see that.”
The 12-year-old was shot on Oct. 22, shortly after moving to the country. Diaz was walking near Roberto Clemente Park, off Northwest 34th Street and First Avenue, with two cousins when they were robbed by an armed woman.
Surveillance video shows the robbery and the woman firing shots.
Miami Police have not made an official arrest yet. However, they have made progress.
But Thursday, the focus was on bringing happiness. Diaz was treated as part of a annual event by Miami Police.
“We take for granted a lot of things,” Guerra said, “and I tell that to my own kids, you never know.”
Diaz was gifted with toys, a television and new clothes.
“Be grateful for everything you have, you can lose it in a second,” Guerra said.
Copyright 2017 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.