Man Shoots His Grandmother Over A Cell Phone Dispute


An 83-year-old grandmother was shot as two brothers fought over a cell phone Sunday in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, police said.

The grandmother was trying to break up the fight between her two adult grandchildren outside a Goulds home at 223rd Street and 117th Place, according to Miami-Dade Police.

At one point, one of the brothers went inside and picked up a gun, officials said.

“Once inside the home, one of the brothers armed himself with a firearm where he intended to shoot at the brother and struck the grandmother in the leg,” said Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard.

The grandmother was airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, but close friends said she is in stable condition.

The shooting happened to take place on National Grandparents Day.

Officials have not yet identified the brothers or the grandmother. Police confirmed the brother who opened fire was placed in custody, but charges are still pending.


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