Man Shot, Killed at Palmetto Bay Home With Suspected Grow House: Cops

Israel Rodriguez, 36, died at the hospital after being shot at his home.

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    Israel Rodriguez, 36, was shot and killed at his Palmetto Bay home where police say they later discovered a hydroponic lab. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports. (Published Saturday, Nov 30, 2013)

    A man was shot and killed Friday night in his Palmetto Bay home, which police later discovered contained a suspected grow house.

    Israel Rodriguez, 36, was shot just after 9 p.m. in his home at 16021 SW 77th Court, Miami-Dade Police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

    Detectives said they found a hydroponic lab inside the home and posted an "unsafe building" sign on the front door. According to police records, Rodriguez had been arrested in the past for loitering.

    A Department of Children and Families investigator was also at the home with detectives Saturday morning. Neighbors said a child lived there with Rodriguez, but now that child is staying with other family members while the investigation continues.

    Police have not yet identified a suspect or a motive in the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

    Stay with NBC6.com for updates on this developing story.

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