Hialeah man arrested in Miami Springs over Miami Beach attempted murder

Police officers arrested a man on Thursday who is accused of shooting a 25-year-old aspiring architect from Argentina during an armed robbery in Miami Beach.

Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, identified the man arrested in Miami Springs as Ranier Figueroa, 21, of Hialeah.

Officers arrested Ranier Figueroa on Thursday at the Extended Stay America Suites, at 101 Fairway Dr., in Miami Springs.

Ranier is accused of walking up to his two victims at about 4:35 a.m., on July 21, in front of an apartment building, near the intersection of Michigan Court and Eighth Street in South Beach.

The Argentine man gave Figueroa $1 and his friend gave him his wallet, police said. Figueroa shot the victim in the torso — sending him into a coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Figueroa is facing charges of attempted murder and armed robbery. He is being held without bond.


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