- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - A man in a wheelchair begging for money at a busy Miami intersection was fatally shot and police were questioning a suspect who led them on a high-speed interstate chase before crashing his car.

Miami-Dade police said Tuesday the 27-year-old man in custody matched the description given by shooting witnesses, although no charges were immediately filed. Neither the suspect’s name nor the name of the victim, who was 58, were immediately released.

Police say the man in the wheelchair was shot along an Interstate 95 exit ramp north of downtown Miami where people regularly beg motorists for money near a stoplight. The man was known to frequent the area.

“Witnesses stated that a subject exited his vehicle with a firearm, approached the victim and opened fire,” police said in a news release.

Officers quickly located the shooter’s gold Chevrolet Impala on nearby residential streets, but the car took off. A chase ensued on I-95 at high speeds before the suspect’s car crashed. Police say they have confirmed that the car’s driver was the shooter.


Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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