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Police: Homicide suspect surrenders after barricading himself inside Hialeah condo

A suspect in a Saturday killing barricaded himself in a condo unit Monday, police say. The man ultimately surrendered, and a coworker of the man killed spoke to Local 10 News about the situation.
A suspect in a Saturday killing barricaded himself in a condo unit Monday, police say. The man ultimately surrendered, and a coworker of the man killed spoke to Local 10 News about the situation.

HIALEAH, Fla. – A man who was wanted by police in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend surrendered to authorities Monday after barricading himself inside a condominium unit in Hialeah, police said.

Hialeah police spokeswoman Adriana Quintana Martinez said the man was alone inside the unit at 2190 W. 60th St. and is the main person of interest in connection with a homicide that occurred in the city on Saturday.

She said the shooting where a young man was killed occurred around 9 p.m. about a half-mile from that home, at a gas station and car wash at 2185 W. 60th St.

According to Quintana Martinez, the man was allegedly with two other people who are already in custody when he shot the victim.

She said the trio was in a dark blue 2010 BMW at the time. Authorities have not yet released any of their names.

The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Barbaro Hernandez was working that night at the car wash and says he heard the shots and saw the victim.

“He was my boss, my friend. I’m going to miss him,” Hernandez said.

The homicide victim’s friend says he is survived by a young daughter. Local 10 News is waiting for police to confirm that next of kin has been notified before identifying him.

A Local 10 News crew was at Monday’s scene as officers were seen questioning everyone who left the residential complex and checked the trunks of their vehicles before they were allowed to drive off.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

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.