Man killed in South Miami Market shooting

Family says Markeith Nickles fatally shot by man after argument about girlfriend

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Liane Morejon - Reporter

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. - A man was killed Friday in a shooting at a South Miami market, police said.

The shooting was reported Friday morning at the South Miami Market, 5940 SW 68th St.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote said an argument between the victim and another person led to the shooting.

Capote said she didn't know if the shooter was in custody.

Family members at the scene identified the victim as Markeith Nickles, 22.

"He was a funny young man," mother Shakeshia Nickles said. "He made you laugh."

Family members said he was the father of a 2-year-old girl.

Markeith Nickles, 22, was fatally shot after a dispute at the South Miami Market.

Nickles' aunt, Brandy Wells, said her nephew was at the market alone when he spotted a woman and spoke to her. Wells said the woman was the shooter's girlfriend.

"The guy said, 'You're being disrespectful. You're disrespecting my girl,'" Wells told Local 10 News. "They got into an argument. He went to the car, got a gun, came back and shot my nephew twice in the chest."

Nickles' mother had a message for the shooter.

"We pretty much know who it is, and the police pretty much know who you are," Shakeshia Nickles said. "So, whoever you are, the police got you on film ... and justice will be served for my son."

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