Blake, who had a history of stealing BMW's, was believed to have attacked BMW owner Akeem Ajimotokan. Ajimotokan had apparently met with Blake to try to sell him the vehicle.
The victim nearly had his ear cut off in the attack, and was left for dead in the trunk.
Ajimotokan was trying to sell the car for more than $40,000 and had posted it for sale on the Internet. He continues to recover from his injuries.
In the standoff in Florida, police said as many as 10 shots may have been fired.