Officers search for white SUV after man dies in Brownsville shooting

Detectives question 2 detained in Hialeah

BROWNSVILLE, Fla. – Detectives witnessed a shooting and saw a man running before he collapsed and died on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County’s Brownsville neighborhood, police said.

The man was shot in the head and his body was on a sidewalk near the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 43rd Terrace, according to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department.

“At first they thought they were being shot at,” Zabaleta said about the detectives.

Officers find man dead Tuesday in Brownsville. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG - All rights reserved.)

The detectives, who work for the department’s burglary unit, also saw a white sports utility vehicle and a U-Haul rental box truck speeding away, Zabaleta said.

Officers found a box truck matching the detectives’ description and detained two people near the intersection of East Third Avenue and East Eighth Street, police said.

Miami-Dade detectives are investigating if a U-Haul box truck found in Hialeah is related to a fatal shooting on Tuesday in Brownsville. (Local 10 News)

“Both vehicles are being looked for because we are not going to assume that the box truck that we have detained in the city of Hialeah is the truck, so until it’s confirmed that they are involved, we are still going to be looking for a box rental truck and a white SUV,” Zabaleta said.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Guadalupe Monarrez and Sandra Antonio contributed to this report.

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