MIAMI - Gang detectives told Local 10 that a funeral Friday night where several people were shot was not for a shooting victim, but for a man who died after falling several stories from an Aventura Mall parking garage.
The man's death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner, however detectives said the victim was running from a mall security officer when he jumped in an attempt to escape. He hit his head on the concrete and was brain dead.
Detectives linked the victim to gang-related identity thefts that were happening at the mall.
The shooting at the funeral service is thought to be in retaliation by the "One-Way Gang."
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