- Miami-Dade Police in Florida are searching for a suspect in the kidnapping, rape and shooting of a 12-year-old minor
- According to authorities, the suspect is a “tall Hispanic man with long curly hair.”
- The child is hospitalized in critical condition
The Miami-Dade Police (Florida) continues on Monday the search for a suspect of kidnapping on the street, raping and shooting a minor under 12, who was seriously injured on the street, reported the Efe news agency.
According to authorities, the minor was walking down the street in the Brownsville neighborhood, in the northwest of the county, between 2 and 3 in the morning of Saturday when a “tall Hispanic man with long curly hair” between 30 and The 40-year-old approached him in a vehicle and forced him into it.
Hispanic rape suspect also shot 12-year-old boy
Subsequently, the man suspected of rape drove to a crossroads “where he sexually assaulted and shot the minor,” and then expelled him from the car and fled the scene, according to a statement from the county police. The seriously injured boy walked to a nearby warehouse where people at the scene called 911.
A video taken by a security camera shows the minor bleeding and walking to the corner where the warehouse was located and then collapsing, while a person next to him calls on the phone. The footage shows another passerby providing him with water and a towel while they wait for emergency services to arrive.
“Help, someone, help me, please”
A man identified as Johnny told the local channel WPLG that he heard the boy ask for help and accompanied him to the warehouse, since he did not have a telephone. “He was yelling, ‘Help, someone, please help me,’” the witness said. “I took him to the store so they could call the police for him,” the man said. To see the disturbing video press HERE.
He was conscious, then he fell on the sidewalk and said he had been shot, ”said the man. Police officers and firefighters who arrived at the Foodland market on Northwest 47th Street and 37th Avenue treated the boy, who was later transferred in critical condition to a local hospital where he remains to this day. Authorities continue to search for the rape suspect, who they estimate is between 30 and 40 years old.
Man arrested as suspect in Florida National Park shooting
On the other hand, a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of having shot this Sunday at the guards of the Everglades National Park, in South Florida, according to the authorities of the place. The Park reported that there were no injuries in the incident recorded on Sunday shortly before 7 p.m. ET, but does not give details of how it occurred.
According to a statement from the park, the guards responded to a call denouncing an act of domestic violence and upon arriving at the scene they found a car allegedly owned by the suspect, who was no longer there, reported the EFE news agency.
After hours of searching, they arrested the suspect
His search was then started with the help of police forces and about two hours later the suspect was apprehended. While the search operation was underway, the main access to the park was closed and people living in the immediate vicinity were ordered to seek shelter and not go outside.
Located closer and closer to Miami due to increasing urbanization, Everglades National Park is a huge wetland covering 1.5 million acres (607,500 hectares) in the extreme south of the state of Florida. It is one of the largest subtropical moors in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve and Wetland of International Interest.