Who is Aliex Santiesteban?
Aliex Santiesteban is identified as the suspect who is reportedly accused of abducting, sexually assaulting and shooting a 12-year-old boy in Brownsville who had snuck out of his home to walk to a friend’s house in South Florida, CBS Miami reported.
#UPDATE: Aliex Santiesteban has been identified and placed under arrest. We would like to thank the investigators from our Special Victim Bureau Sexual Crimes Unit and Sexual Predator & Offender Unit, our Forensic Services Bureau & @KathyFndzRundle for their hard work. https://t.co/nUD7CEE9Rk pic.twitter.com/R07GM12Fui
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) March 30, 2021
He was booked into the Miami-Dade jail early Tuesday on charges of attempted felony murder
How old is Aliex Santiesteban?
Aliex Santiesteban is 43 years old as of the year 2021.
Aliex Santiesteban Miami, Florida
Santiesteban has reportedly been arrested in the sickening abduction, sexual assault and shooting of a 12-year-old boy in South Florida.
A passerby saw the boy wandering along a Miami street before 3 a.m. Saturday and alerted authorities. The boy later told police he had heard a loud bang and was pushed out of a car. He had been shot in the jaw and was temporarily blinded.
“He had lost his sight and he was using his touch trying to find his way around to seek help,” Miami-Dade Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told. Major Brian Rafky Special Victims Bureau said detectives were able to track down the suspect through “good old-fashioned police work and DNA evidence.”
The graphic video showed the boy collapsing to the ground. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
Investigators said the boy had placed pillows in his bed to trick his parents into thinking he was sleeping before leaving the house Friday night.
He said he walked to a friend’s house about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away. He was on his way home when he was forced into a car, police said. The boy told investigators he tried to get out, but the car’s child locks were engaged.
An arrest report said Santiesteban pulled his car onto a roadside swale in the Brownsville neighborhood near Miami and forced the child into the backseat, where he assaulted him. Police said a brief struggle ensued and Santiesteban shot the boy.
“The young boy was trying to fight him off during the struggle, the fight, he hears a loud noise. He didn’t even say bang. He said he heard a really loud pop, that’s when the subject opens the door and pushes him out of the car,” Zabaleta said.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a good Samaritan helped the boy get to a store so they could call 911.
“He was screaming, ‘Help, someone, help me, please.’ So I (brought) him to the store where they could call the police,” the man told television stations.
Aliex Santiesteban Nationality
Santiesteban denied the accusations, police said. It was not clear whether he has an attorney. He is originally from Miami, Florida.