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Police kill man who fatally stabbed daughter-in-law

Motive for stabbing remains unclear

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A South Florida man was fatally shot by Miami-Dade police Tuesday morning after officers responded to his home regarding a stabbing incident.

According to authorities, officers went to the home in the 19800 block of Southwest 180th Avenue and were met outside by the suspect’s wife, who told officers that her husband had stabbed their daughter-in-law inside the house.

“They made contact with a female who was outside with a small toddler, who informed the officer her husband had stabbed their daughter-in-law,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta.

Officers entered the home and the armed man, identified as Jose Antonio Gainza, 48, ran into a bedroom, barricading himself, authorities said.

Miami-Dade police respond to scene of barricaded subject.
Miami-Dade police respond to scene of barricaded subject. (WPLG)

Police said members of the department’s Special Response Team responded to the scene and began speaking with Gainza.

“The armed subject then confronted the SRT officers and shots were fired,” said Zabaleta.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel.

The victim, identified as 27-year-old Ana Iris Rodriguez Reyes, was found in another bedroom with multiple stab wounds. She too was pronounced dead at the scene.

A motive for the stabbing is unclear.


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