Shot by victim, now he's arrested by cops
Posted on Fri, Aug. 03, 2007Digg it del.icio.us reprint or license print email
BY JENNIFER LEBOVICH
Miramar police have arrested two men involved in a Thursday-morning robbery at a Wachovia bank.
Damien Gay, 16, and Marcus J. Stephens, 23, were charged in the early morning robbery at the Wachovia at 6810 Miramar Pkwy.
The two men tried to steal Bruce Williams' pickup truck, but what they didn't know was Williams, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was armed.
Gay, of Miami, got into the truck and fired a 9mm pistol at Williams and missed, according to Miramar Police spokesman Bill Robertson. The 9mm pistol was recovered in Williams' truck, Robertson said.
Williams fired back with his .44 special, hitting Gay twice. Gay fled to a gold Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Stephens, police said. Stephens, of Miami, took him to Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach.
Police got a call there was a shooting victim at the hospital, Robertson said.
''We went to investigate and sure enough his wounds were consistent with what the victim described,'' Robertson said. ``Once we interviewed him he gave us a full confession.''
Gay led police to Stephens, who turned himself in to police Thursday night.
Gay, who is at the hospital in stable condition, was charged with attempted murder, armed carjacking and conspiracy to commit robbery. Stephens was charged with armed carjacking and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police are still searching for a third suspect