OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - An Opa-locka business owner has been arrested for allegedly trying to murder a man over a debt.

Twenty-nine-year-year-old Alejandro Gomez was taken into custody on Thursday.

“We arrested Mr. Gomez today for second-degree attempted murder and also with tampering with evidence,” said Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson.

According to Opa-locka Police, they responded to a call of a business owner wrestling a gun away from a suspected burglar and shooting him, Dec. 14.

However, police said, further investigation revealed that Gomez lured David Flores to the store to murder him.

An arrest report stated that the victim showed up to AG Auto Finance, located in a warehouse district, at 13325 NW 47th Ave., to collect a $200 debt.

Gomez then greeted and invited Flores inside the office area where things escalated.

Police said Gomez took out a loaded revolver and shot Flores point blank in the chest.

In an attempt to escape the gunman, Flores started to run for his life. That’s when, police said, Gomez chased him and continued to fire more rounds at his body.

Gomez also suffered a gunshot wound during the struggle.

“Mr. Flores went to collect his funding,” said Dobson. “He was called in the office by Mr. Gomez. Once in the office is when he was struck by five bullets.”

Evidence collected from the scene revealed that Gomez had an empty holster inside the office that matched the gun used to carry out the shooting.

After investigators interviewed Gomez, he stated many times that he never owned a gun and that he would occasionally wear the holster without a gun inside.


Authorities said the revolver used is now missing.

Flores, who was taken to the hospital and released, told police this was a set-up by Gomez. He said he was lured to the business and shot “execution style” when he arrived.

Gomez remains behind bars at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Police continue to investigate.

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