In an unprovoked attack, a man was shot in the mouth while sitting on the beach.
Police in Miami Beach, Florida, have made an arrest after a man was shot in the face in an unprovoked attack.
According to an arrest record obtained to Washington Newsday, officers responding to the incident in the 6300 block of Ocean Boulevard at roughly 12.45 a.m. on Wednesday discovered the victim, Russell Alexander, suffering from a gunshot wound to the mouth.
Alexander, 20, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center for treatment, but has already been released, according to the Miami Herald.
On Wednesday, the Miami Beach Police Department stated, “Thankfully, the victim was released from the hospital and is anticipated to be ok.”
According to the arrest report, witnesses told police that an unknown individual dressed in black approached them while they were sitting on the beach and started fire. According to the report, Alexander was interviewed in the hospital and gave a statement that corroborated what the witnesses had reported.
“Two males and two girls were out on the beach together when they saw a Hispanic, Black male individual wearing full black gear, including a black hoodie,” police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez told WPLG.
“He was walking along the beach when he made eye contact with the victim in this case, and without warning, he fired one shot in the victim’s face.”
The suspect in the crime was identified as Rayner Javier Rosario-Guerrero, 24, after detectives discovered his ID and a paper receipt for a gun indicating Rosario-Guerrero as the purchase roughly 200 feet from where Alexander was shot, according to the arrest report. Ammunition and a loaded magazine were also in the bag.
UPDATE: The subject has been charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and one count of Attempted Murder.
The sufferer was thankfully freed from the hospital and is expected to recover entirely.
— June 10, 2021, Miami Beach Police Department (@MiamiBeachPD)
According to the investigation, a spent round casing discovered at the scene of the incident matched the ammunition recovered inside the magazine.
Police had put out a flyer in an effort to locate the suspect. He was taken into custody by an officer in the 6800 block of Collins Avenue at around. This is a brief summary.