Crime

Key West man arrested on attempted murder charge

Key West police Wednesday arrested a local man they said tried to kill a longtime friend last fall by shooting him in the back. 

Anthony Joseph Valdes 41, is accused of shooting Ray Alvarez at least twice as he tried to leave Valdes' home on Duck Avenue.

Alvarez was left paralyzed.

Valdes told police he shot Alvarez in self-defense. 

Valdes, who was booked into the Stock Island jail, faces charges of attempted murder and using a weapon while commuting a felony. 

State Attorney Catherine Vogel said her office is reviewing the case. 

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