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Suspect in fatal shooting at South Miami Market surrenders to police

Police say Terrance Carter shot Markeith Nickles in dispute about woman

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. – A man accused of fatally shooting another man at a South Miami market in a dispute about a woman has been arrested.

Miami-Dade police said Terrance Carter, 22, surrendered to police Monday at his attorney's office.

Carter faces charges of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Police said Carter fatally shot Markeith Nickles, 22, at the South Miami Market during an argument about the suspect's girlfriend.

According to a police report, Carter took out a gun and shot Nickles outside the store. Carter then followed Nickles inside the store, pistol-whipped him and shot him in the chest, the report said.

Nickles was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. 

The shooting was captured on the store's surveillance cameras, and witnesses were able to identify Carter as the shooter after looking at a photographic lineup.

Police said Carter was taken into custody at his attorney's Coral Gables office. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

About the Author:

Peter Burke returned for a second stint of duty at Local 10 News in February 2014.