MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police have identified a man accused of fatally shooting his mother-in-law in northeast Miami-Dade County before killing himself.
Miami-Dade police Detective Chris Thomas said Steven Kasimow shot and killed the 70-year-old woman Monday afternoon in the driveway of a home in the 2100 block of Northeast 211th Street.
When officers arrived, they found the victim inside her car with gunshot wounds to her head. She was identified by family friends as Linda Marx.
"I came outside and I heard a helicopter and then I saw the son-in-law drive off," a neighbor told Local 10 News.
After the shooting, Kasimow, 52, fled in his black Mercedes-Benz, driving several miles north to Hollywood.
When Hollywood police caught up to the car, officers found Kasimow dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Marx is a prominent real estate agent in South Florida. Kasimow is also a real estate agent.
Thomas said a preliminary investigation revealed that Kasimow and his mother-in-law "were dealing with ongoing family issues."
"Basically, he found out he was getting divorced," a family friend told Local 10 News. "He was unhappy with the divorce, and he shot his mother-in-law."