Miami-Dade police are searching for a man who forced a 12-year-old boy into a car, then sexually assaulted and shot him.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Miami-Dade police said the incident took place between 2 a.m. and 3:30 am Saturday in northwestern Miami. The suspect is described as a tall Hispanic man with long, curly hair. He appeared to be in his 30s or 40s, police said, and was driving a black 4-door sedan.
“The subject forced the victim inside the vehicle and drove him to the area of NW 45 Street & NW 31st Avenue, where he sexually assaulted and shot the minor. The victim was then forced out of the vehicle and the subject fled,” police said.
News 10 reports that a witness named Johnny said he heard the boy screaming. The witness helped the boy walk to the Foodland Market at Northwest 47th Street and 37th Avenue, where they contacted 911.
“I bring him to the store so they can call the police for him,” Johnny said. “He was conscience, then he fell on the sidewalk and said he had been shot.”
Security footage from a local gas station captured the moment the child collapsed. First responders rushed him to the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477.
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