Man shot to death in car during attempted robbery in Opa-locka

Miami-Dade police conduct homicide investigation

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Ian Margol - Reporter

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - A man was found shot to death in a car Friday in Opa-locka, police said.

The discovery was made shortly before noon on Alexandria Drive.

Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson told Local 10 News a man was shot to death in the car -- a black Chevrolet.

A view from Sky 10 showed a yellow tarp covering the front driver's side of the car.

Miami-Dade police are conducting the homicide investigation.

According to authorities, the victim, identified as Frank Brenton Labady, 25, was in the car when at least one man walked up to the vehicle and tried to rob him.

"This is 11:33 in the morning when this occurred. There were still a lot of people in the area. It was mid-day almost. We know there are people out there that had to see something," Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said. 

Police said Labady tried to drive away when the subject shot at him.

Labady drove around the backside of the parking lot before losing control of his car and crashing it.

Police said they had to call in back-up units for help after Labady's devastated family members tried to rush into the crime scene.

Several people were detained, but officers said no one was arrested.

Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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