Suspect Sought After 12-Year-Old Boy Abducted, Sexually Assaulted, Shot in Miami-Dade

Boy taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition after he was shot; police searching for suspect

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The Miami-Dade Police Department's Sexual Crimes Unit is searching for a suspect in the abduction, armed sexual battery and shooting of a 12-year-old boy early Saturday.

According to investigators, the 12-year-old boy was walking in the area of NW 43rd Terrace and 30th Avenue in Miami, when he was approached by a man in a black 4-door sedan.

The suspect forced the boy inside the vehicle and drove him to the area of NW 45th Street and 31st Avenue, where he sexually assaulted and shot the minor.

The victim was then forced out of the vehicle and the suspect fled. The boy then walked to a local business, where he called 911.

Surveillance footage from the business showed the boy collapsing outside. A good Samaritan had heard the boy screaming and helped him get to the business.

"“I only saw him screaming for help, 'somebody help me please!' So I bring him to the store for someone to call the police," the man said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the boy to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

Detectives said Monday that the boy had left his home to go visit friends and didn't tell his parents. He was on his way back home when he was attacked.

Investigators are looking for a tall male with long curly hair.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (305)471-TIPS.

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