The victim of a bogus pizza delivery call spoke exclusively to NBC 6 as he was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Gustavo Gutierrez-Escoria, 59, is recovering after being shot five times on the job last Sunday.
"They said, 'Don't move!'" Gutierrez said. "When they said, 'Don't move!' they shot me."
Gutierrez, who has been delivering pizzas for 25 years, was making a delivery around 1 a.m. to a home in the area of SW 200 Street and SW 123rd Drive, about a mile from the Pizza Hut where he worked.
When no one answered the door, Gutierrez called the contact number on the order. The customers told him that they were getting cash from a nearby ATM and asked Gutierrez to wait.
Two masked men approached Gutierrez to rob him, and shot him five times in the shoulder and stomach as he attempted to flee in his car.
"They wanted to kill me," Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez drove to the Pizza Hut location and called 911. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue airlifted him to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he was treated. One bullet is still lodged inside him.
This isn't the first time he has been assaulted in the same neighborhood at work, he said. Three months ago he said someone hit him on the head with a fire extinguisher and stole his wallet while he was delivering a pizza.
Miami-Dade Police are still searching for the two masked suspects. Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.