MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A carjacking in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood led to a man being shot.
The victims were a couple who had just returned to their home at around 7 p.m. Thursday.
According to police, Delvys Rodriguez and Yoleyvis Lopez were unloading groceries from their Dodge Ram pickup truck near Southwest 99th Avenue and 166th Street when a man jumped into the truck and took off.
Police say that’s when the couple jumped into action.
“The husband and wife got into another vehicle and started following the Dodge Ram, just south of 168th Street in the Perrine area,” said Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Carlos Rosario.
At one point, the couple said they felt their car was being pelted with what they described as rocks.
Soon after, the couple lost the stolen pickup so they headed home.
“The husband realized he had a lot of pain in his upper torso,” said Rosario. “He realized he had possibly been shot.”
The couple’s white Honda had five large bullet holes on the hood and the driver’s side.
Police later found their truck abandoned at 173rd Street and Homestead Avenue.
“Our detectives are working on another area near there with some bullet casings,” Rosario said.
Police say Rodriguez is in stable condition after being transported to a local area hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.