An elderly was shot multiple times in the abdomen as he fought off a thief with his cane, Miami Police said Monday.
Joaquin Veita, 73, was walking in the parking lot of a Miami Walgreens on Sunday, when a man approached him trying to steal his gold bracelet, police said.
Veita defended himself with his cane, but was shot, and the suspect escaped in a car driven by another man. The car was 2000-style Burgundy Ford Taurus with tinted windows.
Veita remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (305) 603-6370.
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