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- The 30-year-old man from Hallandale Beach was arrested Tuesday in the July 28 shooting outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami.
An arrest has been made weeks after a shooting outside of a North Miami Beach synagogue left a man hospitalized.
Carlints St Louis, 30, from Hallandale Beach, was arrested Tuesday in the July 28 shooting outside of the Young Israel of Greater Miami, according to Miami-Dade police.
Yosef Lipshutz, 68, was shot in the legs. Police say he was unlocking the front doors of the synagogue prior to a religious service when the suspect drove up in a black Chevrolet Impala, got out of the vehicle, pointed a firearm at the victim and shot him multiple times.
Lipshutz is a member of the synagogue, but it's unclear whether that played a role in the shooting.
St. Louis faces felony charges of attempted murder with a firearm, aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, and discharging a firearm from a vehicle, according to an arrest report. He remains in jail under no bond.
"Acts of violence will not be tolerated in our community, particularly in sacred places of worship. My team of experienced prosecutors, including the Chief of my Hate Crimes Unit, are working together with law enforcement to properly investigate and charge this case accordingly," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. "Our residents should not have to live in fear of violence when they are in their chosen place of worship."