Homeowner Fatally Shoots Suspected Burglar: Cops

The incident happened at 1815 NW 121st St.

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    A homeowner fatally shot a man suspected of burglarizing his property in a northwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood early Thursday, police said. Neighbors Sylvester Dominck and Willie Johnson spoke about the shooting. (Published Thursday, Mar 28, 2013)

    A homeowner fatally shot a man suspected of burglarizing his property in a northwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood early Thursday, police said.

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    Dennis Law, 49, shot Ernest Holdman, 31, who he believed was stealing his lawn equipment from a trailer on his property at 1815 NW 121st St., Miami-Dade Police said.

    Law has been fully cooperative with investigators and released pending further investigation, according to police.

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    Many neighbors heard a car alarm going off followed by gunshots Thursday.

    "It was pow, pow, pow and then it was a final one, pow," said neighbor Willie Johnson, who heard the shots.

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    Frank Hall, who lives on the block where the shooting happened, came home to crime scene tape after spending the night at a friend's.

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    "It was quite a shock when I turned the corner here. I didn't realize what was going on," said Hall.

    The body was still in the man's backyard as Miami-Dade Police investigated the shooting.

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