Suspect arrested, another sought in fatal shooting near South Beach karaoke bar

Jeremiah Dorvilus booked into jail early Thursday; Tyrone Jackson still at large

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - One man has been arrested and another man is being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in a South Beach alleyway last month, police said Thursday.

Jeremiah Dorvilus was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center early Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder.

Miami Beach police said Kamil Patel, 29, and a friend were walking in an alley near the Kill Your Idol karaoke bar Jan. 25 when a gunman got out of the passenger side of a Honda Accord and killed Patel.

Police said Dorvilus was the driver of the car used during the crime.

A second man, Tyrone Jackson, is also being sought. Police said Jackson, who has a severe limp and large scar on his right leg from an AK-47 gunshot wound, should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Kamil Patel was fatally shot while walking with a friend in South Beach.

"(We're) eager to get this guy off the street to bring closure to the victim's family, and also to get him off the streets because we believe he is still very dangerous and may be armed," Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. 

Katy Park, who witnessed the shooting, told Local 10 News that Patel was killed just hours after picking her up from the airport.

"He literally saved my life," Park said. "He, without hesitation, pushed me behind him and moved in front of me and his last words were -- still trying to protect me -- 'Katy, keep walking.'" 

According to an arrest report, a man who claimed to be in the car with Dorvilus at the time of the shooting said he was picked up in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and rode with the suspects to Miami Beach.

Patel had recently moved to South Florida from Dallas for a new job at the Bal Harbour Shops.

A motive for the shooting is unknown. 

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