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.