NORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of shooting at another man’s vehicle in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The victim was traveling eastbound on Old State Road 9 near the Golden Glades Interchange on April 8, just after 6 p.m.
According to the victim, who did not want to be identified, when he approached a merging lane, the driver of a motorcycle drove alongside his car and began arguing with him.
“Just pointed the gun at me while he was on the motorcycle,” he said. “He cut me off on the front and ended up on the right side, and I rolled my window down and I said, ‘Guy, I could have killed you. Are you crazy?'”
The motorcycle driver then allegedly hit the right-side mirror of his car with his hand before fleeing the scene.
“He cracked my rear-view mirror with his fist. He balled it up and just punched it and sped off, and that’s when I proceeded to chase him,” the victim said.
FHP officials said the victim followed the suspect to see his license plate tag and was able to get a picture of the man on his bike, but the paper tag was unidentifiable.
The motorcycle driver then stopped on the northbound Interstate 95 ramp, got off his bike and fired several shots at the victim’s car before taking off.
“He started to come toward the car, and that’s when I sped off, and he started shooting at the car. He shot the tire. I heard at least six shots,” the victim said.
The car sustained damage to a window and tire, but the victim was left uninjured.
“This person is extremely dangerous. To pull out a firearm and shoot at somebody without regard for their safety, obviously this person is very dangerous, and he needs to be caught, and he needs to be accountable for his actions,” said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho.
“He’s very dangerous, and I don’t want him to do this to anyone else. I just hope someone will recognize him and reach out and get this guy off the street,” the victim said.
If you have any information on this shooter, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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