Miami-Dade County

Man Arrested After Allegedly Beating Another Man with Shopping Cart in Tamiami

Victim left critically injured after alleged attack at Miami-Dade shopping center

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A man was arrested late Saturday night after he allegedly beat another man with a shopping cart in southwest Miami-Dade, leaving the victim with serious bodily injuries, police said.

At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the FIU Police Department were on the scene blocking the roadway near the intersection of Southwest 8th Street and 122nd Avenue.

Police detained the suspect, 36-year-old Dexter McQueen, who witnesses said was fighting with another man.

Dexter McQueen

Witnesses said that McQueen dragged the victim onto the roadway of State Road 90, and started stomping on the victim’s head. He then grabbed a blue shopping cart and hit his head about three times, an arrest report said.

The victim has not yet been identified, but is possibly homeless, and was in critical condition at Kendall Regional Hospital, the report said.

People in the shopping center told NBC 6 the victim is well known in the area and often sold water and flowers on Southwest 8th Street.

A retired firefighter pulled over at the scene and had the suspect at gunpoint to keep him from hitting the victim, according to the report.

The suspect was then arrested and transported to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center where he has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and battery. McQueen's bond was set at $100,000, and attorney information wasn't available.

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