Police are releasing surveillance footage they hope will help lead them to a trio of teens they say left a man paralyzed during a home invasion shooting in Miami-Dade.
Bryan Perez, 20, was sitting on his patio at 20761 Northeast 4th Court with a friend the night of Aug. 18 when three teens robbed them at gunpoint and tried to force them into the home, Miami-Dade police said.
But as Perez went inside, he closed the sliding glass door behind him, and his attackers fired several shots into the home, striking him, police said.
Perez suffered several gunshots and underwent surgery. Doctors determined his spine was severed and he would be paralyzed from the waist down. His friend wasn't injured.
All of the suspects were boys around 15 years old, police said.
Perez's mother said the shooting has left her afraid to stay in her apartment at night.
"I can't go sleeping in my apartment," his mother Ana Carballo said. "I can't stay there. Maybe he's coming back."
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.