MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was shot Friday in Miami Beach.
The shooting occurred near the area of Second Street and Meridian Avenue. Police believe the shooting victim, a man in his 60s, was attempting a burglary at 208 Meridian Ave.
The person inside the home shot the would-be intruder.
The shooting happened about 5 p.m. The resident is with Miami Beach police being interviewed while crime scene technicians investigate the scene.
Florida state Rep. Michael Grieco lives nearby and told Local 10 News that people in the area said they heard only one shot.
“Everyone that I’ve spoken to, they heard one shot,” Grieco said. “It must have been a pretty good shot.”
The investigation continues.
Just to make an observation for people to keep in mind if they ever come to the point they use a gun to defend themselves. That deadhead was shot FIVE – (5) times dead center in the chest and he still had the power in him to run several yards before he collapsed. Yes, he was dead, but he didn’t know it yet. The point being that it’s not over just because you’ve successfully pulled your gun and perforated a bad guy. Quite often a motivated thug will have more than enough strength left to take you along with him if he’s of a mind to, so keep you wits about you and your eyes open.
A word to the wise should be sufficient.
LAKELAND — No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot the father of his girlfriend’s son Thursday during a child custody exchange, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
The dead man, 39-year-old Brian Ingram of Gainesville, had driven to pick up his son at the boyfriend’s home on Ewell Road, Judd said at a news conference Friday.
Ingram’s mother, Patricia Ingram, joined him for the exchange because Ingram is prohibited under a court injunction from approaching within 500 feet of the child’s mother, Judd said.
The boyfriend, who was not identified, told Patricia Ingram the child’s mother was at the grocery store and would be home soon. He said he did not feel comfortable handing over the boy, 2, until the mother returned.
Patricia Ingram relayed the information to her son and he called 911 to report that he was being denied access to his son, Judd said. Ingram was told to wait until deputies arrived.
Instead, as surveillance video from the home shows, Ingram ran up to the house, banged on the door, rang the doorbell repeatedly and covered the peephole. The boyfriend opened the door slightly, enabling Ingram to wedge his foot in and push, at one point slamming it into the boyfriend’s head.
“He’s screaming at him to leave,” Judd said. “’If you come in here, I’ll shoot you.’”
Ingram didn’t “follow directions very well, or rules very well,” Judd said.
At that point, the boyfriend opened fire, shooting Ingram five times with a handgun. Ingram turned and ran but collapsed in the yard.
The boyfriend had a right to protect himself in his home and is not expected to face charges, Judd said.
“That there was a forcible burglary and battery,” Judd said, “when the guy banged the door off of his head, broke the door and was trying to get into his house.”