Man shot and killed after argument with uncle, family says

Police searching for relative after Tyrone Cobbins found dead


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was shot and killed after an argument with his uncle early Saturday in Northwest Miami-Dade County, family members and authorities said.

Lee Cowart, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said 38-year-old Tyrone Cobbins was found suffering gunshot wounds around 3:30 a.m. at a home near Northwest 35th Place and Northwest 84th Terrace. 

Cobbins was pronounced dead at the scene, Cowart said.

Cobbins' parents told Local 10's Roy Ramos that an argument between their son and his uncle, Pete Arnold, led to the fatal shooting.

"They heard them arguing," said Kelvin Arnold, Cobbins' father. "I think that my brother was drunk, he had been drinking, and he had a gun, and through the argument they had an altercation, and he shot him."

Pete Arnold fled the scene after the shooting. Kelvin Arnold urged his brother to turn himself in.

"We are concerned about his safety because he is considered armed and dangerous and we know we could have two funerals if he is not careful."

Kelvin Arnold said Cobbins was the father of two children -- a 7-year-old daughter and a teenage son.

"Tyrone was a very easygoing guy. He was very well-liked," Kelvin Arnold said. "He loved his children."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-491-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 


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