Man killed outside Family Dollar in Miami Gardens

Woman says homeless man told her someone was following him

By Sanela Sabovic - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - A man was killed Sunday afternoon outside a Family Dollar store in Miami Gardens. 

Police were called to the store at 1700 NW 183rd St., in the city's Scott Lake area, near Rolling Oaks Park. 

A woman who lives in the neighborhood reported hearing about four gunshots.

She said the victim was a homeless man known as "Loose."

"Early this morning, he told me someone was following him," she said.

Surveillance video outside the Family Dollar shows a man dressed in black walking outside the store. A man appears to follow him and, after a brief exchange, the victim tries to get away. The man following him then runs away.

A motive for the shooting is not immediately known.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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