Fatal shooting in Miami Gardens could be tied to vehicle burglaries

Body covered by yellow tarp on Northwest 36th Court

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was shot to death in Miami Gardens.

The fatal shooting occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday on Northwest 36th Court near Northwest 203rd Street.

A view from Sky 10 showed the body covered by a yellow tarp on the side of the street.

The victim was later identified as 19-year-old Cedric Rolle Jr. 

Neighbors said they heard gunshots about 5 a.m.

Brian Dones, who lives in the neighborhood, said his girlfriend told him she heard gunshots shortly after her car was burglarized.

Felicia Martin noticed two cars in her driveway had also been burglarized as she was preparing to leave for work.

Cedric Rolle Jr., 19, was fatally shot May 7 in Miami Gardens, authorities said.

Neighbors said they think the vehicle break-ins could be related to the shooting.

Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Detective T. Goldston at 305-474-6473. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. 

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