A man is facing charges after police say he randomly shot another in the face early Wednesday in Miami Beach.
Rayner Javier Rosario Guerrero, 24, faces charges of attempted felony murder with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm, an arrest report stated.
Just before 1 a.m., officers reported to the sand area of the 6300 block in Miami Beach known as North Beach, where the officers found the victim with a gunshot to the face around the mouth area.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, had made eye contact with another man in a black hoodie, Miami Beach police said.
"Without any provocation, the subject fired one shot," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said.
Detectives found Guerrero's ID, a receipt for a purchase of a firearm, and a magazine containing multiple rounds of live ammunition not far from where the shooting happened. Guerrero was found Wednesday afternoon and was brought in for questioning. He was arrested and charged that evening.
“It was like three to four shots, like I said, it was like an echo," said tourist Martez Minor.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the 20-year-old victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition. He was later released.