Employee fatally shot at Chili’s in Miami Gardens

An employee was fatally shot Monday afternoon inside a Chili's restaurant in Miami Gardens, police said.

Sky 10 was flying above the Chili's on Northwest Second Avenue near Northwest 199th Street as Miami Gardens police were seen going in and out of the restaurant.

Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Petula Burks said the victim was taken to Aventura Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Burks said the victim and another employee had an argument. Burks said the other employee called her boyfriend, who came to Chili's and shot the victim, Burks said.

Police have identified  the gunman as 31-year-old Arturo David Exum.

Alex Escalada, who works next to the Chili's, told Local 10 News that the victim was shot twice and the gunman got away in a green Mustang.

"I heard everything, (but didn't) really see much because we're a couple doors down, but it was intense," Escalada said. "I saw him being put in the ambulance, being covered in blood. It was pretty crazy."

Authorities said there are surveillance cameras inside and outside of the restaurant, which they will be reviewing.

"We are shocked and deeply sadden by this tragic situation and the loss of our team members. We are doing everything we can do to fully cooperate with police and fire and rescue teams who were so quick to respond," a Chili's Grill & Bar spokesperson said. 

Police are still searching for Exum. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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