88-Year-Old Woman Shaken, Rattled After Stray Bullet Shatters Her Window

Robert Martin said that when his mother Emma picked up the bullet, "it was still hot"

By Justin Finch
|  Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013  |  Updated 10:10 PM EDT
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Emma Martin, 88, was rattled when a stray bullet shattered her living room window, her son Robert Martin said.

Emma Martin, 88, was rattled when a stray bullet shattered her living room window, her son Robert Martin said.

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Eighty-eight-year old Emma Martin was rattled Wednesday afternoon when a stray bullet shattered her living room window, her son said.

Martin heard the gunshots while inside her home on the 1800 block of Northwest 52nd Street, her son Robert told NBC 6 South Florida.

She was not injured, but still quickly called her daughter, who called Robert Martin. He raced to his mother's side.

"She all shook up," he recalled.

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Emma Martin declined an interview, but told her son the bullet shattered her living room window, bounced off a mirror, and flew into her den area. It was so close, she could touch it.

"She said when she picked it up, it was still hot," her son said.

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Miami Police said they believe the shots were first fired as one car pursued another right outside Martin's home, just before one of those cars crashed into a lightpost at NW 18th Ave. and NW 54th St. The driver of that vehicle fled, and left the car behind. The driver of the second car fled as well. There are no reports of any injuries related to the crash or shooting.

Miami Police urge those with tips to call their Crime Stoppers' hotline at 305-471-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.

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