MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 50-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning on a second-degree murder charge following a fatal shooting in northeast Miami-Dade.
The shooting was reported around 9:50 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Kwik Stop, located at 16513 NE Sixth Ave.
According to Miami-Dade police, Pierre Louis Altidor, of North Miami, and the victim, who police identified as Marc Louis, 47, got into a verbal dispute in the parking lot before surveillance video shows Altidor going to his car and grabbing a gun.
Police said Louis pulled out a knife from his pant pocket after Altidor approached him with the gun and the men got into a physical altercation.
Local 10 News obtained video that showed Altidor arguing with Louis and then heading to his car. He then grabbed a gun out of his car and was then seen running towards Louis with the gun in his hand.
Additional surveillance video showed Altidor taking a swing at Louis, who had a knife in his possession.
According to Altidor’s arrest report, he then shot Louis with a single bullet to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Altidor was then transported to the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Bureau for questioning.
“Post-Miranda, defendant admitted to getting upset after becoming involved in an argument with the victim,” the arresting officer wrote in the report. “Additionally, he admitted to retrieving the firearm from his vehicle and returning to reengage and shooting the victim.”
While in court, Altidor’s attorney called it self-defense, but the state disagreed.
Police have not said what the two men were arguing about before the shooting.
As of Friday, he was being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.