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Man turns himself in to police following fatal shooting outside barbershop

Victim slapped suspect in face before being shot, police say

Guillermo Alejandro Gazapo-Figueroa.
Guillermo Alejandro Gazapo-Figueroa. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation/WPLG)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 26-year-old man turned himself in to authorities Monday night, days after a fatal shooting occurred outside a barbershop near Florida International University’s main campus.

Guillermo Alejandro Gazapo-Figueroa, of Miami, faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with Thursday’s shooting outside Superior Barbershop off Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street.

According to his arrest warrant, Gazapo-Figueroa was sitting in a chair inside the barbershop after getting a haircut when the victim, identified as Jose Luis Contreras Carmona, 39, of Hialeah, walked into the business and slapped him in the face.

Police said the men got into a brief confrontation before Contreras Carmona was escorted out of the barbershop.

Witnesses told detectives that Gazapo-Figueroa remained inside the barbershop for a short time and pulled out a gun from his fanny pack.

Authorities said Gazapo-Figueroa then walked outside to the parking lot, where he shot Contreras Carmona multiple times before fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel were called to the scene and took the victim to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Several people were initially detained and questioned by detectives, but Gazapo-Figueroa is the only person facing charges.

He is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Details regarding the initial issue between the suspect and victim are unclear.


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.