Fight Starts With Hoes, Ends In Gunfire

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s an old saying of don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. After a dispute in Miami between two neighbors, that might have to be amended to don’t bring a hoe or a knife to a gun fight.

According to Miami Police, two neighbors had an ongoing dispute about their property line and a fence that was supposed to divide the properties. Last Saturday, police said the pair of men was arguing again and the two began to fight using their gardening hoes.

Police said the alleged shooter, Hector J. Estrada, 48, was hit on the right hand and that his hoe broke. At this point, Police said Estrada then went into his house and came back with a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

Miami Police said Estrada pointed the gun at the victim and fired multiple shots. Police said the victim was hit in the left forearm and leg and then as the victim tried to run away, Estrada allegedly shot at him again.

The victim was taken to Kendall Trauma Center after the shooting. According to Miami Police, Estrada had a swollen right hand and forearm with a superficial laceration and that the gun was recovered from his residence.

Estrada told police the shooting was in self-defense. He now faces attempted murder with a firearm charges and is being held on no bond.


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