Police: Man charged after fatally shooting relative while mishandling revolver

Aldrin Cevallos Endara (MDCR)

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – A 21-year-old man is facing a first-degree manslaughter charge after fatally shooting a relative while mishandling a revolver at a Palmetto Bay apartment complex, according to Miami-Dade police.

Police said they responded to the Palmetto Station Apartments at 17945 SW 79th Ave. just after 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday.

An arrest report states that officers found Aldrin Josue Cevallos Endara, of southwest Miami-Dade, standing by the fifth-floor elevator “acting in a hysterical manner,” repeatedly stating “my cousin.”

According to an arrest report, first responders found 25-year-old Nicolas David Jaramillo Landazuri lying on the hallway floor near an apartment with a gunshot wound to his back.

A relative of Jaramillo’s tells Local 10 News that Cevallos is Jaramillo’s cousin-in-law.

Medics took Jaramillo to Jackson South Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police entered the apartment and found a revolver with live cartridges on the bed, according to the report.

Detectives determined Cevallos was handling the firearm in a “negligent manner” when he shot Jaramillo in the back, the report states.

Cevallos appeared in court Monday and was being held on a $25,000 bond.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify the relationship between the two men.

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Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.