1 hospitalized after search for car thieves in Miami ends in shooting

MIAMI (WSVN) - A teen suspect trying to elude police was shot by a nearby resident and sent to Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to police.

Police said it began Friday, when a 16-year-old male stole his mother’s car.

When officers spotted the stolen vehicle, the teen and his father, who was a passenger in the vehicle, bailed out. That’s when police said the teen ran into a house, located near Northwest 25th Avenue and First Street, and was shot by the homeowner.

“We heard the gunshots,” said witness Rene Hernandez. “We were having lunch at that moment, and then when we walked outside, we see the guy running across the roofs. He disappeared after that.”

The teen was transported to the hospital. His father, Vladimir Sanchez, was arrested and taken to jail.

The pair both face charges of grand theft and drug possession.

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