Suspect Held in Slaying of Miami Beach Man, Police Say

Officers found the victim, in his 50s, at his apartment, and witnesses told police they saw the suspect leaving the apartment, police say

By Juan Ortega
|  Sunday, Jan 6, 2013  |  Updated 3:28 PM EDT
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A Miami Beach man was killed at his apartment Saturday, and it wasn t long before officers arrested the suspect, police say.

A Miami Beach man was killed at his apartment Saturday, and it wasn t long before officers arrested the suspect, police say.

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Suspect Held in Slaying of Miami Beach Man, Police Say

A Miami Beach man was killed at his apartment Saturday, and it wasn t long before officers arrested the suspect, police say.
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A Miami Beach man was killed at his apartment Saturday, and it wasn’t long before officers arrested the suspect, police say.

About 11:15 a.m. Saturday, police received a report of shots fired in the 1300 block of Euclid Avenue, situated in the southern part of Miami Beach, police department spokesman Bobby Hernandez said.  

Officers found the victim, in his 50s, at his apartment, and witnesses told police they saw the suspect leaving the apartment, police said.

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Witnesses “played a major role” in the arrest, giving officers enough information to quickly find and detain the suspect a few blocks away at Alton Road and 16th Street, Hernandez said.

The names of the victim and suspect haven’t been released. Detectives were questioning the suspect to determine what his relationship was with the victim.  Police also will look into whether drugs led to the killing, police said.   

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The victim knew the suspect, who has an “extensive past for narcotics,” Hernandez said. But police “don’t know that that, in this particular case, was the cause of the homicide,” Hernandez said.

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