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Man fatally shot by girlfriend while sitting in car, family says

Woman arrested after man fatally shot inside car
Woman arrested after man fatally shot inside car

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – One person was killed Tuesday morning in what Miami Gardens police are calling a “domestic homicide.”

Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Carolyn Frazer confirmed that the incident occurred in the 15400 block of NW 15th Avenue.

Late Tuesday afternoon, authorities announced the arrest of 23-year-old Dominique Lyles on a charge of second-degree murder.

A Local 10 News crew was at the scene earlier in the morning and saw a dark-colored sedan that had crashed into a Jeep Wrangler outside of a home.

Loved ones identified the victim to Local 10 News as 25-year-old Vershaud Walker, who they said was a kind man who was full of energy.

Police investigating deadly shooting of man in Miami Gardens

Police later confirmed that Walker was the victim in the shooting.

According to authorities, Lyles and Walker became involved in an argument which resulted in Lyles shooting Walker with a handgun.

Police said a firearm was found at the scene.

Before police could notify Walker’s relatives about his death, his family members who live nearby recognized his car that was covered by a yellow tarp and surrounded by investigators.

While police initially only confirmed that they were investigating a domestic homicide, family members said Walker’s girlfriend shot him inside the car before climbing out and calling police.

Several people came out to the scene throughout the morning.

Grieving family members and concerned neighbors say the block is known for being friendly and they never expected something like this to happen.


About the Authors:

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.