Famed Auto Designer Shot While Parking Car Inside Kendall Garage

The victim runs The Auto Firm and has customized high-end cars for celebrities

An auto designer to the stars was shot while trying to park his car inside his garage, the Miami-Dade Police Department said.

Alex Vega, 45, of Kendall was pulling into his garage when the suspect approached his SUV on the driver’s side, police said. The suspect began shooting and struck Vega in the back multiple times.

Vega runs The Auto Firm and has customized high-end cars for celebrities, including Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, singer Marc Anthony and rapper Rick Ross.

Crews arrived on the scene at SW 118th Avenue and transported Vega to Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in stable condition.

The unidentified suspect fled eastbound on SW 106th Terrace, police said. He was wearing a black-hooded shirt, black shorts, a mask and gloves at the time of the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward. To submit a tip, contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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