Man Accused in Shooting Death of Bartender Louis Salgar Appears in Court

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    The man accused of killing popular South Florida bartender Louis Salgar appeared in Miami-Dade court Thursday. NBC ^'s Claudia DoCampo reports. (Published Thursday, Jul 24, 2014)

    The man accused of killing a popular South Florida bartender appeared in Miami-Dade court Thursday.

    Raul Reinosa, 51, is charged with second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Louis Salgar.

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    Police are investigating after a musician and bartender at a trendy Miami bar was found shot to death inside his home Monday. Louis Salgar, a bartender at the Broken Shaker, was found shot to death. (Published Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014)

    Salgar, a bartender at the Broken Shaker and a musician, was found dead inside his home at Northeast 86th Street and 8th Court last month. Police said Salgar's roommate found the 28-year-old's lifeless body around 3 p.m. on June 24.

    Police said Reinosa broke into Salgar's home looking for food. When he heard Salgar arrive home, Reinosa hid in a closet with a gun he found in the home, according to an arrest affidavit.

    Salgar opened the closet and Reinosa pistol whipped him before shooting him three times, according to the affidavit.

    Police said Reinosa then took Salgar's car, a Honda Civic, and fled. At some point, police said Reinoso sold Salgar's laptop to an undercover officer for crack cocaine. He later drove north on Interstate 95 towards Palm Beach. As he was driving, he fell asleep and crashed into a tree, police said. From there, Reinosa reportedly ran from the scene, stole a bicycle from a front porch and left the scene.

    Reinosa was arrested July 11th in St. Augustine and extradited to Miami-Dade County.

    Jail records show Reinosa is being held in Miami-Dade jail without bond. He was appointed a public defender to represent him in the case.

    Reinosa is also waiting to be extradited to California where he faces charges on a fugitive warrant.

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