Man dies after shooting outside funeral home in Brownsville

Detectives are investigating a homicide after a shooting outside of a funeral home during a Thursday service in Miami-Dade County.

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Detectives were outside of a funeral home late Thursday night in Miami-Dade County’s Brownsville neighborhood to investigate a man’s death.

There was a funeral service going on about 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Ferguson Hewitt Mortuary, at 1900 NW 54th St., when two people got into an argument that turned into a fight and then a shooting.

“It was a loud popping noise ... and then I saw some of the tile falling from the roof,” said Milton Hall, the co-owner of the mortuary, adding the two men had arrived late to the service.

Officers arrived to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on one man and arrested the gunman.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor pronounced the victim dead.

“It’s unfortunate,” Hall said.

At the crime scene, there were evidence markers and a gun on the ground. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.