Man Arrested After Woman Shot in Face With Paintball in Downtown Miami

Incident started with multiple vehicles doing circles in intersection

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A man was arrested after a woman was shot in the face by a paintball and the truck she was in was hit by gunfire in Downtown Miami early Sunday, police said.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 8th Street when a man and a woman who were in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck were stopped at the light and noticed the light went through a couple of cycles but traffic wasn't moving, according to a police report.

A resident recorded video, which was later posted to Only in Dade, showing a group of drivers doing circles and blocking traffic at the intersection, not far from the FTX Arena.

According to the report, the man who was in the truck went to see why traffic wasn't moving and was attacked by multiple men.

As he got away from the attackers and made his way back to the truck, he heard multiple gunshots, the report said.

The woman who had stayed in the truck also heard the gunshots and when she looked out the window she was hit in her left eye by something, the report said.

She said she heard a man say "that's what you get b----," the report said.

When officers responded, they found the truck had been struck multiple times by yellow paintballs and was also struck multiple times by bullets in the tailgate and passenger side and the passenger side window was shattered, the report said.

Officers also found four bullet casings at the scene, the report said.

The woman was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.

Miami-Dade Corrections
Calix Green

A short time later, police arrested 34-year-old Calix Green in connection with the incident. The woman identified Green as the shooter, and officers found blue and yellow paintballs in the car he was driving, the report said.

Green was charged with battery, attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, attempted battery with a deadly weapon, and criminal mischief.

Green was booked into jail. Attorney information wasn't available.

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