Man charged with killing woman in Miami high rise faces judge

A man wanted in the case of a murder at a Miami high rise appeared in a South Florida courtroom this weekend.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man wanted in the case of a murder at a Miami high rise appeared in a South Florida courtroom this weekend.

The suspect, 24-year-old Haider Rana, faced a judge on Saturday after being accused of fatally shooting a woman in May of last year.

Rana is charged with second-degree murder, but his attorney’s claim he acted in self-defense, alleging the victim was the aggressor.

Maame Adwoa Amuah, 25, was found shot on the seventh floor of a condo building along Northwest 1st Avenue and 6th Street at approximately 1:20 a.m. on May 5.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but died from her injuries soon after.

Lawyers said the victim called Rana 19 times before she went to his apartment.

Rana was watching a movie with another woman when attorneys say Amuah knocked on the door and tried to barge in, which is when she was shot.

A detective will be brought in to testify to determine if Rana should get bond.


About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.