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Tow truck driver accused of shooting man cries in court

Felipe Lizano begs judge not to send him to jail

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MIAMI – A 35-year-old man accused of shooting another man was apologetic Wednesday as he faced a judge.

"I'm sorry. I'm sorry," Felipe Lizano told Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer. "I was just, I was at work."

Police said Lizano shot a man several times Tuesday after a confrontation at a Miami mechanic shop.

Lizano, who works as a tow truck driver for Torres Towing, is accused of getting into an altercation with the victim and returning a short time later with two men. Police said Lizano took a gun from one of the men and shot the victim.

The shooting happened at Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest 71st Street in Miami. Police said Lizano drove away in a tow truck, but he was later caught.

A tearful Lizano begged Glazer not to send him to jail.

"I didn't have no gun," Lizano said. "I was working. I have three kids to live for. OK, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I promise to God I was just trying to tow away (a car). I got three kids. You can see my record. Your honor, I'm done. I'm done."

Despite Lizano's plea, the judge ordered that he be held without bond.

A public defender assigned to represent told Lizano to stop and muted his microphone.

Lizano faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and committing a felony with a gun.