MIAMI – Detectives believe a 25-year-old convicted felon turned into a killer in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood just about eight months after getting out of prison for weapon-related charges.
Jose Alvarado, of North Miami, appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Thursday to face charges for a man’s murder on Oct. 11, west of Roberto Clemente Park.
“They have video footage from the scene ... of this tragic incident,” Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer said in court about the detectives’ evidence.
Detectives arrested Alvarado at about 11:40 a.m., on Wednesday, at the intersection of Northwest 12 Avenue and Northwest 143 Street, near the Caballero Rivero Dade North cemetery in Golden Glades.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Alvarado had been released from prison on Feb. 24, 2022, after he was convicted and sentenced to a year and a day in prison for the grand theft of a firearm and for carrying a concealed firearm.
On the day of the murder, a ShotSpotter detected nine rounds and police officers found the wounded man on the sidewalk near the corner of Northwest 34 Street and Third Avenue, according to the arrest report.
Miami Fire Rescue took the man to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor pronounced him dead.
Alvarado is facing charges of second-degree murder with a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Records show corrections was holding him without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
Video: Alvarez appears in court