KENDALL (CBS4) – One of three men charged in connection with a car theft which led to a police involved shooting in Kendall was in bond court Wednesday.
Marcos Antonio Acosta Quirch, 23, was ordered held on $39,500 bond just one day after the police involved shooting left two of his buddies hospitalized.
Acosta Quirch is charged with Grand Theft Auto, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest with Violence among other things.
The other two suspects, Michael Membrides, 22, and Ricardo Noa, 19, remain hospitalized after being shot by officers in the parking lot of the Nob Hill West Apartment complex early Tuesday morning.
According to police, officers were patrolling in the area of SW 103rd Street and Kendall Drive when they spotted what they deemed a suspicious vehicle. Police had beefed up their patrols in this area because of a rash of burglaries and car thefts.
A check of the vehicle came back that it had been reported stolen. As the Honda headed toward the exit, officers yelled for the driver to stop. According to police, the driver then sped up and toward police.
“The officers were in uniform, they gave loud verbal commands for them to stop, they heard the vehicle accelerate and they had no choice but to fire on the vehicle,” said police spokesman Javier Baez.
Membrides and Noa were both hit but the driver kept going and made it to SW 117th Avenue where he stopped in the parking lot of a Pollo Tropical.