22-year-old man found not guilty of murder in shooting death of security guard

Nathaniel Payne-Collins found guilty of grand theft

MIAMI – A 22-year-old man on Monday was found not guilty of murder in the 2013 shooting death of a security guard in southwest Miami-Dade.

The jury, however, found Nathaniel Payne-Collins guilty of grand theft.

Miami-Dade police said Payne-Collins and three other men ambushed Robert Nelson Aug. 17, 2013, as the security guard sat in his car at an apartment complex near Southwest 137th Avenue and 207th Street. Police said they pulled him out of his vehicle and went through his pockets, taking his gun, ID and credit cards.

Police said the suspects shot him multiple times.

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

The others arrested in the case are Gregory Lewis, Malik Mills and Quintin Vicks.

Lewis accepted a plea deal and is serving 10 years in prison. He testified last week against Payne-Collins.

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