Man fatally shot neighbor in head during dispute, police say

Shots are fired during an argument between neighbors in a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal shooting Sunday in Southwest Miami-Dade County was set off by an argument between neighbors, police and members of the community say.

Jose Foyo, 54, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene in the 9800 block of Southwest 27th Terrace, Miami-Dade police said.

The gunman has been identified as Angel Perez, 68, and he faces a charge of second-degree murder with a weapon, police said. Perez appeared in court Monday, where prosecutors suggested he should be charged with premeditated murder, saying he took time to go look for the weapon.

Investigators say Foyo was walking his dog on Sunday, when Perez confronted him about an earlier argument Foyo had with Perez’s wife. Perez is alleged to have pulled out a revolver and shot Foyo.

According to an arrest report, Perez’s wife went into their home and told Perez a vulgar comment that Foyo had directed toward him, which prompted the later confrontation.

Neighbors say they heard multiple gunshots.

One neighbor said the argument that led to the killing was over a pressure cleaner. It happened Sunday at at Southwest 99th Avenue and 27th Terrace.

Perez went home after the shooting and was taken into custody shortly thereafter, investigators said.

Detectives say surveillance video shows the shooting and that they found the revolver in Perez’s home, hidden under a mattress.

“It’s definitely very sad,” one neighbor said. “Especially now, Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t know what these people were thinking.”

Neighbors told Local 10 News that it started with an argument and that the victim had been out walking his dog, when he was approached by Perez. One neighbor said the argument was over a pressure cleaner. Detectives are still investigating the cause of the argument.

The judge reset Perez’s bond hearing for Tuesday so he can hire an attorney.

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