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but there's only one gun recovered in the scene last night and that was of the man in the car who shot the 13-year-old police say in self-defense. >> he was afraid for his life. he was protecting himself and his girlfriend. >> reporter: was the shooting justifd? police wouldn't comment. but no charges have been filed against the 25-year-old who shot a 13-year-old. the shooter's gun on the ground there recovered at the scene. according to north miami beach police it was 12:15 this morning, a couple traveling north stopped att the light. the driver saw the teen approaching her car. >> she alerted her passenger and said, hey, hey, this guy at the windo he has a firearm. at that time the passenger removed his firearm and shot two times. >> reporter: the teen was trying to car jack the couple, police say. neighbors heard the shot, came outside to investigate. >> over in the street. >> laying in the street? >> yeah.h but he was moving. >> reporter: he was on his way home when he got out to help.
so iold him. >> did you call 911? >> yeah, we did. we all did. >> reporter: the driver pulled forward, stayed at the scene. it doesn't appear the 13-year-old carjacking suspect turned shooting victim was acting alone. witnesses saw what appeared to be three juveniles running away after the shooting. neighbors agage -- >> used to be a good neighborhood. not anymore. >> reporter: -- is happening more and more. victims to armed robberies themselves. a man approached with an assaulted rifle two months ago. >> coming in with a big gun. he said, give me the gold chain. >> reporter: folks here not at all surprised by the attempted carcking and shooting, but what is surprising is summed up best by detectives. >> what is a 13-year-old doing out after midnight? >> reporter: there may be an answer for that. according to police, the 13-year-old is a runaway. he was reported missing on february 20th by his guardian. police still haven't interviewed him yet. he's still in the hospital
we're told he will make a full recovery. once he recovers, police can interview him, apparently he will bebe charged with armed attempted carjacking. as for the other three, police would love help finding them. and as for that other gun, i still hasn't been recovered. reporting live in north miami beach, keith jones, nbc 6 news. we continue to follow that breaking news on the florida turnpike this evening. a truck that lookssike it crashed underneath an overpass is causing problems onboth the northbound and southbound lanes. it's happening right now in southbound lanes. here's a look from chopper 6. two left lanes on the southbound and two left lanes in the northbound lanes. traffic is backed up all the way until i-95. we'll continue to follow this story. you can also get the latest on our nbc 6 news and weather app. tonight th driver involved in the hit-and-run that landed a
hospital has turned himself in. the driver of the vehicle drove awy. that driver is a relative of miami commissioner kian hardaman. boykin had the green light but he is expected to face charges for leaving the scene. the family of valdez is relieved the driver is detained but angry he did not come forward sooner. >> you hurt my children and i'm going to go after you. and he can bet his life i'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that this person pays the consequences of his actions. if he's going to be treated differently because he's related to ammissioner, if he's going to pay the consequences. >> valdez remains at jackson memorial in critical but stable condition. one of the first campaign promises, and seven years after taking office, president obama is once again proposing that the guantanamo bay detention center be shut down. however, republilin lawmakers are pushing back against the
take a look here, supporters agree with obama saying it places an unnecessary financial strain, while opponents say terror suspects should not be on u.s. soilil even if in custody. nbc 6 inveigators willard shepard joins live from the newsroom with more on the president's plan. willard? >> j wanawan, some members of congress were already very loudly saying no way. that's because some of the men we saw in the recent visit to the camps could end up here on u.s. soil. >> today the department is submitting to congress our plan for finally closing the facility at gu an tan a mo. >> the president says holding the men we saw when weere inside the gitmo camps earthlier
now. >> it's been clear the detention center at gutanamo bay does not advance our national security. iundermines it. >> reporter: there are about 2,000 members of the joint task force, men and women assigned to watch the detainees around the clock. >> there is a lotot of uncertainty as to what could happen the remainder of this year and moving forward. >> reporter: rear airal peter clark is responsible for running the detention camps that now hold 91 detainees. he told us his team has been coming up with contingency plans in case the order comes to shut down. >> i'm confident that a trained military guard force can have will have that same level of professionalism, and can have that same success wherever this detention facility exists. >> reporter: the white house
would cost $290 million to $470 million depending on the location selected. obama says there are 13 possible locations. no indications any are in south florida. now, the politicians from areas who alreadad have large federal prisons and have been lining up all day to sayno way, not in their backyard, the president says 35 more of the detainees are slated to be released already, leaving just short of 60 facing federal charges, deemed so dangerous the u.s. will never let them go. in the newsroom tonight, willard shepard, nbc 6 news. speaking of cuba, u.s. secretary of ate john kerry may soon visit cuba to speak about human rits. >> not everything is going to change overnight. and there are still human r rhts issues. i may be down there in the next week orrwo to have a human rights dialogue. >> the human rights situation on the island still remain.
not turnin a blind eye to human rights concerns, and plans to address them direcy by meeting with anti-government dissidents. kerry went to cuba last year to raise the u.s. flag in havana. the first sitting u.s. president will visit cuba in 90 years. follow the latt on the nbc 6 news and weather app. and when president obama makes his historic trip to cuba, nbc 6 will be live. an apartment complex in lauderdale earlier today, officials say the fire broke out in a first floor apartment. the crews were able to get the fire under control and no injuries were reported. footage from chopper 6 showed firefighters battling heavy ames and smoke on a ladder truck there. the cause of the fire is under
but officials believe that it is accidental. a craving for cash, and not cookies. they're looking for a woman who stole a wallet from a a girl scout employee and went shopping. the woman took the wallet from an oakland park office. she allegedly used her victim's credit cards at a target in hollywood where she racked up more than $400 in debt. if you recognize her, call broward crimestoppers. trending on the social view on 6, apple versus the fbi. the two are at odds aer the federal agency asked apple to help unlock the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. well, the fight between the two joint opinions all over the internet including whistleblower edward snowden and microsoft founder bill gates. there areprotesters showing support with the tech giant. jamie is live from the apple store in miami beach with more
>> reporter: pro-apple rallies planned all over the country today. the one here on lincoln road, it doesn't mean the giant company doesn't have the support of its customers. protesters are joining apple and standing against what they call the government's dangerous attempt to undermine secuty by demanding a back door to help them hack an iphone. they say it's dangerous because the fbi isn't asking for access to just one phone, they're asking apple to make them a golden key that would let them unlock every iphone. >> asked n n just to open a door, but to create a door, create a lo, and then create a new key for the lock. once does that, your iphone is not safe anywhere. >> reporter: that was an apple attorney. currently apple is fighting the fbi, and it is taking that fight public. reporting live from south beach, nbc 6 news. a deputy catches an unusual sight while on patrol. a driveve on the wrong side of the road. we have the video for you next. plus, the view on miami
colorful with new lifeguard stands. details next. miami beach just recently had rain. the shower is currently in broward county, along hollywood beach. i'll let you know how much rain we can expect tomorrow and if the storms will be strong. tax preparers vying for your business. i'm nbc 6 investigator tony
welcome back. frightening video out of sarasota showing how dangerousus it is to drink and drive. a deputy's dash cam caught a driver driving the wrong way on the highway. he was eventually arrested and luckily no one was injured. the next time you head to the beach, you'll notice new colorful architecture popping up along the shore. the city of miami beach unveiled new lifeguard towers not only eye catching, but come equipped with important upgrades. lane began working on them after rricane andrew hit south florida which means he made them sturdy. they have impact windows and wood that's been treated to withstand the harshest conditions. >> the idea is to make them fun, to make them iconic, to make them what miami beach is all about, the vibrancy. and international destination.
between south point and 87th street. an exciting day for a bird of prey back in the skies over south florida. animal experts released this red-shouldered hawk after almost three months of rehab. someone found the bird inside a car grill. he was quiet and calm. a veterinarian immediately repaired a jaggege bone fracture in his foot with pins to hold his injury in ace. after some medicine and work to build up his flight muscles, the rd was back to normal. >> weid some testing with him to make sure he could catch and hold food. everything that went inside that enclosure with him, he demolished. so he's good to go. >> animal experts released the bird in miami. he'll likely choose to live in key biscayne where the hawks have adapted to living in the city.
with john morales, south florida's most accurate forecast. this afternoon we've got heavy rain in some spots and scenes like this, the live view of the everglades going on. no rain out to e west. the showers are right now hugging the coastline. i'll show them to you here. a couple of spotty showers in the eower florida keys. for the metro area, there they are these have affected dade county already. just to the east of ft. lauderdale international airport which is this right here. heading northbound. and hugging the coast so much, that not too many people inland are seeing the rain at this hour. we've got a front headed our way, it will be here tomorrow with a risk of strong to severe storms. the highest risk of severe weather tomorrow will be in northern florida. southcentral florida has a marginalisk of severe weather tomorrow. that's the lowest category that the storm prediction center in norman, oklahoma, can classify in our area, in terms of the
what you see down here in the light green is just a risk of plain old thunderstorms with no severe weather. that's ch of dade county, the florida keys. broward, you're half and half, within the marginal area. or just plain old thunderstorms. what we're trying to tell you here is we'll need to watch this front as it progresses through south florida after 3:00 p.m., especially in the evening, that's when we'll see the best chance of rain and thunderstorms. that will be followed by cooler and drier air as we get into the end of the week and this upcoming weekend. 76 in miami. 77 degrees in ft. lauderdale. lots of humidity as well as the winds coming in from the southeast and south, anywhere from 10 to 15 miles an hour across the area this afternoon. so we're watching the progress of the low pressure system and front affecting the gulf coast states today, with vigorous thunderstorm activity that is producing unfortunately the risk of tornadoes, as well as severe thunderstorms. there are tornado watches in effect, from the florida
louisiana, new orleans area, and north intotoissisiippi andparts of alabama. for us right now things are quiet except for the coastal showers that you're seeing here. we can expect tomorrow worsening weather conditions as this front approaches. let's look at this early in the morning tomorrow, not much going on. throughout much of the dada not much going on. you're going to notice partly cloudy skies tomorrow. not until late in the day that we see a hint of t frontal system approaching from the northwest. the thunderstorms kind of fall apart a little bit. so no guarantees that this is going to be a severe event tomorrow. hopefully not. but again, we'll keep you posted here on nbc 6. maybe a lingering shower thursday, then really cool weather, high of 69 to 74, lows 48 to 54 for the upcoming weekend. >> john, thank you. coming up, investigators with a tax time warning. >> one thing to watch out for
>> tony pipitone is live with a tax time warning for you tonight. >> you trust your tax preparer with your most private information. social security numbers, birthday, address. so you think they'd be regulated, screened, you know, regulated? well, many are not. and you use them at your own risk. it't'a sure sign of the season. tax preparers vying for your business. but tax time is a sore spot for miguel, and ignac. >> it was shocking. and devastating. >> reporter: both men are being audited. you could owe the irs some serious money? >> yep. >> i didn't want that to happen to me. >> reporter: both believed their refund was inflated, and both owe money to the irs. how much is that going to cost you? >> going to cost me $7,500. plus interest. >> a lot of money to come out of your pocket. >> reporter: they shared the
group. it gets worse for miguel. his $14,000 refund? neverame. >> never got the money. >> reporter: we compared the bank routing number on the return he signed with the one he says his tax preparer filed online. the money he was supposed to get? instead went into a citibank accouou opened by his tax preparer. the irs calls that disreputable conduct for any tax preparer. medina calls it theft. >> not even the irs. >> reporter5 in his complaint to the irs, he blamed national tax group and jose fernandez. by phone, fernandez told us clients' re funds were deposited into the account to ensure he would get his fee. but he said the irs froze the account after it detected too many refunds being deposited.
back in touch with fernandez after we found this irs policy. when there are multiple refunds to one account, the irs simpl mails subsequent refunds to the address on the return. problem there, medina says, his address was also changed to a mail drop box connected to fernandez. >> almost cost me my marriage last year. almost filed for bankruptcy. >> reporter: miguel is one of thousands who suspect tax preparer fraud. the consumer federation of america said the lack of preparer regulation has led to widespread incompetetee and fraud. only four states require someone to give a license to prepare income taxes. orida is not one of them. you don't have to be an accountant, you don't have to be an attorney, you just have to get a number from the irs. in fact, it's harder in florida to get a license to do nails than it is to do taxes.
training, or competence for tax preparers, davis with the better business bureau said it's taxpayer beware. >> it drives people to go to the individuals that do have the ethics commitment, that have the ongoing education, and who do have organizations holding them accountable. >> reporter: a tax time lesson -- >> never in your life. >> reporter: learn the hard way. >> be careful who you do your taxes with. don't trust nobody. just be aware. because when it hits you, it hits you hard. >> as for fernandez who is not charged with any crime, he told us medina could go to the bank to get his refund but he said the bank denied him access to his tax preparer's account. fernandez has closed four tax related businesses in the last four years. it's illegal to deposit funds
a reminder tonight that the nbc 6 investigators are working foryou. you have a story that you think they need to check out, send an e-mail to nbc 6.com, or as always, you can call our tip lines. good afternoon. our team is in place covering a violent and danrous weather outbreak in the south. president obama wants to close guantanamo bay. who is held there, and where in the u.s. they could be transferred. should food makers are banned from labeling their productsts as
when we see you back finally tonight, a quick look at today's top stories. a teenager is shot during an attempted carjacking in miami-dade. police say he's not a victim. police say that the 13-year-old was one of four people who tried to car jk a couple in north miami beach this morning. a man in the car opene fire because he says that he spotted what appeared to be a gun in the teen's hand. the teen is expected to survive and face charges tonight. police are looking for the three other people involved.
suspect in a hit-and-run in miami-dade. 33-year-old boykin was driving in miami-dade. boykin is facing several charges including leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, and driving with a suspended license. boykin is a relative of city miami commissioner kian hardaman. earlier. >> me too. >> they're out there. not too many saw thth. better chance of rain tomorrow evening especially. as we'll see front approaching. and hopefully, fingers crossed, the storr won't be strong or severe. we're not completely sure. we'll keepan eye on it for you tomorrow. if we need to s off our -- the severe weather alert protocol tomorrow, we will. >> that is a possibility? ;> that is a possibility. >> all right. that's it for tonight.
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