Man dies after being shot near Miami’s Lagniappe restaurant

1 detained for questioning

MIAMI – Miami police have detained one person following a deadly shooting Wednesday night near the popular Lagniappe restaurant in Midtown.

According to Miami police, they were called to the restaurant’s address, 3425 NE Second Ave., just before 10:15 p.m. in reference to a man who had been shot one time outside the business.

An attorney representing the restaurant, however, told Local 10 News that the shooting actually occurred outside a neighboring business and did not involve patrons or employees of Lagniappe.

Police said the victim, identified as Markniah Newell Joseph, 35, was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition, but he later died.

A spokeswoman for the police department confirmed that one person has been detained for questioning, however it’s unclear whether that person will be arrested.

No other details were immediately released by police, however a witness told Local 10 News reporter Annaliese Garcia that the shooting was the result of a dispute between two drug dealers.

Records show Joseph had been arrested numerous times in Miami-Dade County, including for charges of possession and selling marijuana.

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Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!