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For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2014

Media Contact:
Detective Elena Hernandez

Topic: Shooting
Case #: PD140114017804
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/14/2014 at approx. 11:56 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 4500 S.W. 71st Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Evelio Cobas , (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 07/17/1973
Victim's Age: 40
Victim's Address: 1960 S.W. 46th Street
  Miami, Florida, 
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Alberto Benito-Budincevich, (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 04/20/1969
Victim's Age: 45
Victim's Address: 4030 S.W. 111th Avenue
  Miami, Florida, 
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Freddy Saladriga, (B/M)
Subject's DOB: 08/05/1968
Subject's Age: 46
Subject's Address: 14345 S.W. 109th Court
  Miami, Florida, 


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

 The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred at the above listed location.  According to investigators, subject #1 (customer), arrived at the business and confronted victim #1 (owner of business) regarding a vehicle-repair issue.  The argument escalated into a physical altercation when subject#1 produced a knife and stabbed victim #1 multiple times.  Victim #2 (customer), attempted to intervene when he was also stabbed by subject #1.  Victim #2 produced a firearm and shot subject #1, striking his lower extremity.

Subject #1 was transported to the Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.  Both victims were treated at the scene.

Subject #1 remains in MDPD custody.


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