Police identify man killed during music video shoot in Sweetwater

Barbaro Lara, 50, armed himself with machete before being shot, police say

Barbaro Lara, 50, was fatally shot during a music video shoot in Sweetwater. (WPLG)

SWEETWATER, Fla. – Police have identified a man who was fatally shot over the weekend during a music video shoot in Sweetwater as 50-year-old Barbaro Lara.

The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon near Southwest 112th Avenue and Seventh Street.

According to authorities, the music video shoot involved reggaeton artist Y Len.

Police said a fight broke out between two men during the shoot and police were called. They eventually cleared the scene after things calmed down.

Investigators said Lara then armed himself with a knife.

They said bystanders disarmed Lara, who then went into a nearby home and retrieved a machete.

A man opened fire when Lara came back outside. Lara, who relatives said was a husband and father, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.


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