Murder-suicide at Big Lots in Miami Gardens remains under investigation

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Big Lots in Miami Gardens remained closed on Wednesday morning after a man killed a woman and himself on Tuesday night, police said.

The woman worked as the store manager of the store at 5580 NW 167 St. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel found the woman dead in the store and the man dead outside of the store.

The shooting happened about 45 minutes after the store’s 9 p.m. closing time.

Police haven’t identified the victim or the shooter.

Local 10 News reached out to Big Lots for a statement, which read:

“Big Lots is deeply saddened by the events that took place in Miami Lakes last night. We have confirmed that one of our team members was killed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and loved ones, and we have reached out to offer support. Remote and onsite counseling resources are being made available to our teams in the area. The store is currently closed, and we are continuing to support local authorities in their investigation.”

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.