Two people ended up shot after security guards removed a man from a Tri-Rail train at the Golden Glades Station Thursday, Miami-Dade Police said. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.
Two people ended up shot after security guards got into a violent altercation with a man at a Tri-Rail train station Thursday, Miami-Dade Police said.
Police said they got a call about a suspicious person on a northbound Tri-Rail train. Just after 5 p.m., two security guards removed the man from the train at the Golden Glades station platform at 16000 State Road 9 in northwest Miami-Dade.
One guard and the suspect fell off the platform and fought on the tracks, and the guard was shot. The man ran off, chased by the second guard, and by the time the suspect reached a Broward County Transit bus he had been shot too, police said.
The bloodied man tried to board the Route 18 bus while it was moving and loaded with passengers on State Road 9.
"The bus driver would not let him on the bus so when he seen all the cops come he run underneath the bus," a witness told NBC 6.
Police said he eventually slid out from underneath the bus and surrendered to Miami-Dade Police.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old John Miller, and the security guard who was shot, identified as 62-year-old James Errante, were both taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition.
The other security guard, 52-year-old Lester Anderson, was also injured and was taken to Jackson North Medical Center in stable condition.
According to police, Miller disarmed Errante and shot him, then pointed the gun at Anderson, who shot Miller.
Miller was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of battery on a public transit employee, using a firearm during a felony and discharging a firearm in public.
Authorities praised the bus driver who refused to let the man on board.
"The driver did what she was supposed to do. She locked the doors, he was not able to get on the bus, if not we would have had a different situation," said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez.