Newly released video shows when man breaks into home to shoot neighbor in Westchester
The surveillance video shows a man using a sledgehammer to break down the door, walked inside, and another man who was armed with a baseball bat followed. Detectives identified the gunman as Julio Perez and the victim as Robert Muina.
Break-in suspect shot dead by off-duty Miami cop, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man suspected of trying to break into a Miami-Dade house was shot dead Monday afternoon by an off-duty City of Miami police officer, authorities say. The boy called his mother, who then called the boy’s father, a City of Miami police officer. “Her son called her that somebody was trying to break in,” said Christina Carmenate, a cousin of the homeowner. And five minutes later I see a lot of police cars, coming and coming and coming,” said neighbor Raul Artiles. His 13-year-old child was inside the house,” Miami FOP Vice President Mathew Reyes said.
Trump supporters in Miami-Dade say reelection is being stolen from him
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – For Cuban-American families who live in Westchester and Tamiami, La Carreta in southwest Miami-Dade County is the place to go for Cuban food and political outrage. They believed President Donald Trump when he said he had lost faith in the electoral process and the reelection had been stolen from him. Some supporters of President Donald Trump in Miami-Dade County were starting to meet on Thursday afternoon outside of La Carreta near Westchester. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020Omar Barral is one of the many Trump supporters who were standing outside of La Carreta on Thursday night. Election officials reported Trump won 48.9% of the vote in Wisconsin and Biden won 49.6% of the vote there.
Candidates in important South Florida congressional race say they are ‘optimistic’ for win
WESTCHESTER, Fla. – Democrat incumbent for Florida Congressional District 26, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell went to a polling site in Westchester Thursday for a big Republican endorsement. Mucarsel-Powell is finishing a strong first term in Congress, where she fought for Everglades restoration, gun control, immigration reform and affordable health care. “I feel optimistic, but cautiously optimistic, but you never know. Gimenez feels that the race is still a dead heat and he is also optimistic. Florida’s 26th Congressional District runs from Kendall to Key West.
Social distancing dispute turns into fatal shooting at Walmart in Miami-Dade’s Westchester
WESTCHESTER, Fla. – Magaly Gonzalez was working at Walmart in Miami-Dade County’s Westchester neighborhood when the store turned into a crime scene. Yvette Nyland said she was inside the store waiting in line to pay when the shooting happened. She begged store employees to let her back inside the store to help the shooting victim. Nyland and Miami-Dade police officers who arrived moments later both performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before Brown was pronounced dead. The shooter remained on the scene, but officers had yet to identify the suspect on Monday.
SW Miami-Dade Walmart shooting may have been over social-distancing, witnesses say
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Homicide detectives are still working on trying to find out what led up to a fatal shooting inside a Walmart in the Westchester area of Southwest Miami-Dade. But witnesses and customers are telling Local 10 that it may have been the result of a disagreement over COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions inside the store. “There is a possibility that it was about distancing," one witness told Local 10. Anna Grant, a witness inside the store, said. Our hearts go out to those close to the victim and those affected by the events of this morning.”
Heat playoff celebrations are different this year. Show us your photos.
MIAMI – The last time the Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals, eager crowds with pots and pans and homemade signs gathered in the streets near downtown Miami, Westchester, and Hialeah. Some fans have said they plan to stay at home with family and bang their cookware in the privacy of their own house. Brian Nunez, a Heat fan originally from New York, said he knows sports bars and parties are out of the question. “Exclusive VIP,” he joked, “because the Miami Heat is the best team right now.”Miami Heat fans prepare to celebrate on FridayHow will you be celebrating the Heat’s victory against the Celtics? Send us your Miami Heat fan pictures at Share@Local10.com.
Bowling alley ready to get back in the game after being closed for months
WESTCHESTER, Fla. – It’s been six months since COVID-19 forced Bird Bowl bowling center in the Westchester neighborhood of Miami to temporarily shut down. Susan Coile, the program director at Bird Bowl, said the shutdown was devasting. But now, the 66-year-old business is preparing to welcome customers again as part of the phase 2 reopening in Miami-Dade County. Along with bowling alleys, movie theaters, concert and playhouses, auditoriums, arcades, casinos and other indoor amusement facilities are now allowed to reopen in Miami-Dade County at 50 percent capacity while following new normal guidelines. These are the businesses that were allowed to open on Sept. 18 as Miami-Dade County headed into Phase 2.
Turnpike crash in Miami-Dade leaves 1 injured
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – One person suffered a spinal cord injury on Thursday night after a crash on the Florida Turnpike in Miami-Dade County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers temporarily closed the Turnpike’s southbound lanes at Bird Road. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded. For the latest traffic updates, view the Local10.com interactive map.
Coronavirus field hospital at Tamiami Park is ready for 250+ patients
MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition tents went up just in time for the coronavirus pandemic. A tent that was once designed for livestock was turned into the temporary kitchen for a 252-bed field hospital at Tamiami Park. The field hospital will not be open to the public. Only out-of-capacity hospitals will be able to refer the patient to the field hospital. Rep. Anthony Rodriguez said Emergency Disaster Services, a company based in Kentucky, is under contract to build and run the field hospital.
Crews work overnight to fix water main break in Miami-Dade’s Westchester area
A water main break along Bird Road between 87th and 89th avenues created traffic headaches for Tuesday drivers in Miami-Dade County’s Westchester area. A water main break flooded an area of Bird Road on Tuesday afternoon. (SKY 10)The 12-inch water main broke around 4 p.m. sending water gushing into the street and into a parking lot of a neighboring shopping center. A portion of the water main was isolated so that workres could excavate the pipe. A spokesperson with Miami Dade Water and Sewer told Local 10 that the break was not caused by construction, but was a “natural” break.
Suspects accused of breaking into vehicles in Westchester neighborhood
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police have arrested four suspects accused of breaking into vehicles in a Westchester neighborhood early Thursday. Miami-Dade police said Kevin Aleman, 19, Josten Medina, 20, Randy Mejia, 19, and Michael Rucker, 18, each face charges of burglary and grand theft. Alerted by his security camera system, a Westchester man could see one of the suspects breaking into one of his vehicles. The suspects crashed their getaway car into a white Mercedes-Benz parked outside a home near Southwest 87th Avenue and Southwest 32nd Street. He said his wife usually takes the dog outside at about the time the suspects were snooping around his yard.