Bullets fly, suspect shot in leg during attempted robbery at Miami Burger King

Miami HeraldApril 5, 2013 

MIAMI -- A man who attempted to rob a family eating at a Burger King north of downtown Miami ended up getting shot on Friday afternoon.

Miami police descended on the fast-food restaurant at 1:30 p.m. after a nearby business owner called 911 after hearing several shots.

The unidentified suspect was armed when he entered the restaurant on Northeast 17th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, with the intention of holding up customers, said Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes.

The police haven’t detailed what happened at the restaurant, but apparently someone in the restaurant pulled a gun and started firing at the robbery suspect.

Shots flew inside and outside. The shooter hasn’t been identified.

Witness Aaron Goldstein, who was outside Burger King, saw a gray Ford F-150 leave the parking lot soon after heading west on 17th Street and onto Northeast Second Avenue. Police caught up with the truck nine blocks later. It’s still uncertain how the vehicle was involved.

The driver and passenger in the truck were detained at a gas station on Northeast 26th Street. One of the men, the presumed robber, had a gunshot wound in the leg. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police found a weapon inside the Burger King and detained another man inside the restaurant.

“We still don’t know who shot who,” Reyes said. “But according to detectives, we aren’t looking for other suspects.”

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