An abduction in Plantation led to a shooting at a Miami Gardens home that left one man dead and another hospitalized late Tuesday night, authorities said.
Plantation Police officials said the incident began with a dispute over money between a group of men who knew each other at an Airbnb, which led to a man being abducted and taken to a Miami Gardens home.
Miami Gardens Police officials said officers arrived at the scene located in the 17900 block of Northwest 43rd Court before 11:30 p.m. after reports of a possible home invasion in the area.
Police said two men were found with gunshot wounds, with one pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was taken to an area hospital.
Police have not released the identity of either victim.
A woman who said she owns the home where the shooting happened said she rents a room to the man who opened fire, identifying him as Shanard Lamar Alvarez. She believes Alvarez was the person kidnapped and said he fired in self-defense.
"When my son opened the door, both men came in, Shanard and the other guy came in. He saw them wrestling, but he thought they were playing," Alethea Sterling said. "Then the guy had the gun and Shanard said ‘get the knife.' By Shanard saying get the knife, the guy turned to my son, that’s when Shanard grabbed the gun, wrestled the gun from the gunman and shot the guy and killed him.”
Sterling said she was told Alvarez accidentally shot himself in the scuffle.
"The police told me Shanard shot himself. By shooting the guy he must’ve shot himself by accident," she said. "Shanard is a hero. He protected himself. His mom just told me, ever since he was little, he protected himself."
Miami Gardens Police confirmed the shooting came as a result of the kidnapping. An investigation into the shooting continues.
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