MIAMI, Fla. -

Miami-Dade Police say a man shot his stepdaughter on her 21st birthday then fled.  

They are searching for 49-year-old Bernex Lucas.  Police found his vehicle hours after the shooting. 

Police said her mother was there when he fired the shot.  The bullet nearly missed her.  

The Miami Herald reports Dayana Saint-Fort saw the 21-year-old outside her house.  She says the woman was begging for help and told her she didn't want to die. 

Saint-Fort says she helped the woman and stayed with her until authorities arrived to take the woman and her mom to the hospital.