Charges Dropped In Bal Harbour Double Shooting

BAL HARBOUR ( – Bal Harbour police thought they had their man when they sent US Marshals into an Ohio home to arrest Ryan Hubbard, charging him with shooting two people outside of the ritzy Bal Harbour shops, but Thursday, the charges against the Miami Gardens were dropped. His family claimed from the day he was arrested that he wasn’t in Miami at the time of the shooting.

Ed Griffith, spokesperson for the Miami-DadeState Attorney’s Office, confirmed Thursday evening that the charges against Griffith had been dropped, but offered no details about the decision.

Hubbard, 32,  was taken into custody Ohio by U.S. Marshals just 3 days after the shooting. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The Marshal’s Service said their team went to the door of a home in Dublin, Ohio, where members of their Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team had spotted Hubbard 3 days after the shooting.

US Marshal Cathy Jones said Hubbard did not answer the door, so members of the strike team forced their way into the home, and arrested Hubbard without incident. He was held for extradition to South Florida, .

That was canceled Thursday when the charges were dropped.

Hubbard was a suspect in the shooting outside of the Carpaccio Restaurant, part of the exclusive Bal Harbour Shops at 9700 Collins Avenue.

Witnesses report seeing two men arguing right before the gunshots were heard. A man was struck in the knee, and a woman was struck in the foot. Both are expected to make a full recovery. It was witnesses who positively identified Hubbard to police.

Police said a man jumped into an awaiting black car which fled southbound on Collins Avenue.They later claimed it was Hubbard, even though family members said he had been in Ohio at the time of the shooting.

  • King Ralph

    So much for eyewitness testimony. You would think the police would have investigated his whereabouts at the time of the shooting before arresting him. Shoot first and ask questions later.

  • yokolee

    And now what?

    • Silvia


      And now what?

      lol that was funny because in this ill run banana republic this might mean “case closed”.

      Most voters here have very low standards and expectations and it is reflected here is countless city officials,police,etc.
      NOT all are inept,incompetent,self serving but WOW so so many.

  • james

    Once again an innocent man arrested first before any type of detective work was done. I wish he could sue all of them for false arrest. Inadequate police work is embarrassing. I wonder how many people are in jail who couldn’t prove their wheareabouts because someone said it looked like them. Shoddy police work!

  • Silvia

    Most people have no idea how incompetent the police dept is in Miami-dade is (there are exeptions) and how incredibly low standards here are till moving here from a real city.

    My abuela calls them Key stone cops.

    I imagine as USUAL the real shooter will have a good laugh and not caught.
    I wonder if white collar and blue collar crooks come here due to the low standards.

    MANY police ,city officials and politicians here would not last 24 hours in a real city with actual standards.

  • Sal

    ANOTHER shooting on video and with witnesses goes unsolved in Miami.

  • MiamiMan

    Just another example of Chief Tom Hunker at the Bal Harbour Police Dept involved in more illegal actions. Bal Harbour police officers will tell you that Chief Hunker has committed offenses for years, but officers are afraid of him and Hunker is protected by his friend- The Miami District Attorney K Fernandez. Maybe the Feds should question and investigate the police chief

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