A man has been captured for shooting at a mother and child after he got annoyed with the pair for failing to observe ‘social distancing’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
47-year-old Douglas Marks from Miami faced the lady and her child in the anteroom of the Crystal Beach Suites in Miami Beach on Monday evening,
As indicated by the affirmation, Marks told Veronica Pena and her child who were visiting Miami Beach from New Mexico: ‘You aren’t social distancing.’
He then asked them to leave the hotel before bringing out a black firearm which he shot ‘several’ times in the lobby.
Nobody was harmed in the shooting however Marks was later captured by Miami Beach police.
One observer, who addressed Local10 however decided to stay unknown stated:
‘He tried to shoot the girl and the kid.’
Marks has allegedly confessed to the shooting but told detectives that he fired his weapon because he was being followed, and asked the front desk to call 911.
As of Tuesday night, Marks remained in custody at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Local10 said. He faces several charges following the incident, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in public.