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Police Catch Shoplifter Wanted in Crime; 2 Girls Injured from Shooting

Police have arrested the man involved in the shoplifting at a Hialeah supermarket that led to a security guard shooting at a getaway car, two young girls being injured, and a mother charged with child neglect, theft and making false reports to police.

Hialeah Police said Steadman Amaya stole $200 worth of lobster tails from the Rey Chave Distributor in Hialeah on Tuesday, July 28. Amaya, a convicted felon, has been on the run ever since.

During the day of the theft, Amaya jumped into a Toyota Corolla that was parked outside of the store and the car sped away from scene. That’s when 50-year-old Leonard Morales, who was working as a security guard at the distributor, fired his gun at the car. Two children inside were injured — a 6-year-old girl was shot in the knee and her 8-year-old sister suffered a cut in her thigh after the window shattered.

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The shooting was caught on surveillance video outside of the store at 780 W. 17th St. Police have arrested the man involved in the shoplifting at a Hialeah supermarket that led to a security guard shooting at a getaway car, two young girls being injured, and a mother charged with child neglect, theft and making false reports to police.

Hialeah Police said Steadman Amaya stole $200 worth of lobster tails from the Rey Chave Distributor in Hialeah on Tuesday, July 28. Amaya, a convicted felon, has been on the run ever since.

During the day of the theft, Amaya jumped into a Toyota Corolla that was parked outside of the store and the car sped away from scene. That’s when 50-year-old Leonard Morales, who was working as a security guard at the distributor, fired his gun at the car. Two children inside were injured — a 6-year-old girl was shot in the knee and her 8-year-old sister suffered a cut in her thigh after the window shattered.

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The shooting was caught on surveillance video outside of the store at 780 W. 17th St. The security guard was arrested and charged.

Police also arrested the mother of the two girls, Angela Pupo, who initially told police her daughters were shot while they drove through Miami-Dade, but she later admitted it was all part of a shoplifting scheme with Amaya.

Amaya was arrested after Miami police tried to stop him on Wednesday while he was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that had been reported stolen. He fled from officers, but he was eventually taken into custody…  Local10 News

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