Detectives search for killer of 37-year-old man in Miami Lakes

Officers search for suspect in fatal shooting

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - When detectives arrived they said they found a crashed car that was riddled with bullets and 37-year-old Lester Santana Hernandez dead in the back seat.

Miami-Dade Police Department officers were searching for his killer Friday. The car crashed into a tree Thursday night along Northwest 89th Avenue near Northwest 146th Street.

Santana, who doesn't have a criminal record in South Florida, suffered several gunshot wounds. 

A helicopter and police dogs were involved in the search for the suspect, but officers didn't find anyone related to the fatal shooting and they had not made an arrest as of Friday evening.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the murder to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-471-8477.

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