1 arrested after 2 workers wounded in Miami airport cargo warehouse shooting, police say

Miami Herald File
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Punches were thrown, shots were fired and two were wounded during a dispute among four airport cargo workers near Miami International Airport, police said Friday.

The shooting happened just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday at a warehouse at 2360 NW 66th Ave., police said. That’s the address of a company called Cargo Force, which provides cargo and mail services to airlines and airports.

Miami-Dade police say the argument involved 31-year-old North Miami resident Jackson Etienne’s “harassing advancements” toward the sister of one of his co-workers. The argument involved Etienne, his friend and two other workers.

The argument moved outside, where it turned into a fistfight, according to Etienne’s arrest affidavit. The affidavit notes Etienne was punched several times, and at some point, ran under a parked cargo trailer. He was chased, took out a gun and fired several times, police said.

He shot one of his co-workers in the lower abdomen and the other in both thighs, according to the affidavit. Both men were taken to a nearby hospital by family members who also are employees, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said in a statement early Friday.

The wounded men, 18 and 23 years old, were then transferred to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Police say they took Etienne to the police station, where he waived his rights and gave a taped and written statement on what had occurred.

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