Man dies after accidentally shooting himself while demonstrating how to clean gun, police say

Josmel Herrera explaining proper way to clean gun when he shot himself in chest


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man is dead after accidentally shooting himself while trying to demonstrate how to clean a gun, police said.

Miami-Dade police were called to an accidental shooting Tuesday night on Southwest 27th Street.

Detective Marjorie Eloi said Josmel Herrera, 43, was explaining to a family member the proper way to clean a gun on a video call when he accidentally shot himself in the chest.

Herrera was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he later died.