Famed Miami auto designer Alex Vega shot, police search for suspect

Posted at 10:44 AM, Sep 06, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Miami are asking for the public's help to search for a gunman who wounded Alex Vega, an auto designer who's customized high-end cars for celebrities.

News outlets report 45-year-old Vega was shot twice in the back last week while getting out of the car in his driveway.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says the gunman was dressed in black, had on a mask and wore gloves. Zabaleta says a motive for the attack is still unknown.

Vega runs The Auto Firm, a Kendall shop that customizes cars for celebrities including, Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, singer Marc Anthony and rapper Rick Ross.

Vega's son told the Miami Herald that Vega is recovering in the hospital.