In Miami Gardens, police were investigating after a detective fatally shot a man wanted for killing his stepfather earlier Monday.
Police said the suspect fired on them when they arrived at his home in the afternoon.
Ernest Sinord says his cousin, Robert Desir, whom he identified in this Facebook photo, murdered his 60-year-old stepdad Eugene Pla in the home they shared.
"He was a very good kid, since I've known him 11 years, he's always a quiet kid. One word -- never talk," said Ernest Sinord.
Det. Michael Wright with the Miami Gardens Police said it happened at 2460 NW 208th Street, where the suspect shot his stepfather, and killed him.
About 4:15 p.m., Desir, who was in his early 20s, came back home, said Miami Gardens Police. Detectives were waiting to speak with him about his stepdad's murder.
"It's a justified shooting, the officers not only had to protect their own lives immediately, but the lives of the people in the community," said John Rivera, Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association.
Already mourning her husband's death, the family says Desir's mother descended deeper into grief when she got word about her son.
"When she saw that on the TV, she was already shocked," Sinord said.
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