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New York man sentenced to 50 years in prison for surveilling and shooting a man in Miami

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On Nov. 14, a New York man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for surveilling and later planning the shooting of his victim from point-blank range.

Jaime Serrano Jr., 46, of New York, flew down from New York to Miami to kill his victim. Once Serrano arrived in Miami, he surveilled his victim at the victim’s home and business. Serrano rented a vehicle to conceal his surveillance of the victim. After four days of surveillance, Serrano exchanged his rental vehicle for another one to commit the shooting. Serrano’s co-defendant, Jimenez, entered the victim’s residential community wearing a mask, gloves and holding a firearm. While the victim was in his vehicle about to pull into his garage, Jimenez ran up behind him and started shooting. Jimenez fired eight rounds at the victim. The victim survived but was hit three times and needed surgery to remove the projectiles left inside his body. Jimenez ran back to Serrano’s parked car and hid in the trunk. Serrano then drove them away.

The sentence comes after Serrano’s conviction following a two-week trial in August.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman.

FBI Miami’s Violent Crimes and Fugitive Task Force investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Abbie D. Waxman, Michael E. Gilfarb and Katherine W. Guthrie prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 22-cr-20389.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated November 16, 2023

Violent Crime