Police: 1 dead, 2 in custody in botched Gables robbery that led to Coconut Grove search

Coral Gables police said a man was shot and killed in broad daylight just off the Miracle Mile Friday following an attempted robbery.

MIAMI – Officers with the Miami-Dade, Coral Gables, and Miami police departments swarmed Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood on Friday to search for homicide suspects.

The search started after Coral Gables police officers responded to a building at 10 Aragon Ave., where a man was dead near a green dumpster.

The man was the victim of an attempted robbery, police said.

The victim of an attempted robbery was found dead near a dumpster on Friday in Coral Gables. Officers arrested two persons of interest in Coconut Grove.

Officers closed off an area near the intersection of Bird Avenue and Southwest 27th Avenue. There were officers also near Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill and a Marathon gas station.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is the lead agency in the homicide investigation.

Detective Chris Thomas said late Friday night that his colleagues were questioning two persons of interest amid an ongoing investigation.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the homicide to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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