Police search for 3 men involved in fatal shooting
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police continue to search for three men who robbed a man of his gold chain before shooting him in the stomach, killing him.
City of Miami Police spent Monday canvasing the area and collecting surveillance video from nearby business in the search of clues in the the shooting death of Abundio David Martinez.
Investigators said they received a call about a man who was shot just before 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
Irene Baez, who said she knows the man from her Laundromat, ran to his rescue when she saw him lying on the road. "I just spoke to him and told him to hold on," said Baez. "He was breathing hard and then stopped and then breathed hard again. I helped him pick up all of his jewelry and put it inside of the hat he had."
Police said the 50-year-old man was getting out of his pickup truck near Northwest 16th Street and 17th Avenue when three men approached him and demanded his gold chain. "According to detectives," said Miami Police officer Kenia Reyes, "one of them is possibly Hispanic, the other two males are black. They confronted him, they asked him for his chain, they snatched it off and they shot him once in the stomach."
The suspects shot Martinez once in the stomach and fled on foot. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, where he later died. Detectives said the victim died from the single gunshot wound.
Rigo Diaz from El Tio Coin Laundry y Cafeteria was left in shock. "I've been here since 2005, and I've never had any problems like this," he said. "It's just, look at the way the economy is today. People are not working, they're jobless. It's really, really tragic."
Baez recalled her last conversation with "He was just talking to me saying he was going to Cuba next month," said Baez, "and I was telling him to remember to take some oranges coz he had gone to Cuba and he said he wanted to get orange juice, and he had no oranges. So I told him to take oranges, and he started laughing."
Police said they are looking for three men in connection to the shooting. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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