A Miami-Dade man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after investigators say he used a machete in a violent fight with a friend.
The SWAT team called out to the 1000 block of Southwest 136th Place early Tuesday morning after reports of a suspect barricading himself inside of his home.
Police say they encountered 54-year-old Leonardo Dominguez, who had allegedly gotten violent after the argument turned ugly.
"The suspect has been having some domestic issues and was a little depressed at the time. A friend was trying to console him,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta. "The suspect armed himself with a machete and struck the victim over the head."
The victim, 40-year-old Jose Hevia taken to a hospital Monday night where he was treated and released. On Tuesday morning, investigators went on the hunt for the man responsible.
Police said Dominguez refused to come out of his home until negotiators showed up and his door. He eventually surrendered nearly three hours after SWAT showed up to the scene, bringing the standoff to a peaceful end.
The crowd of cops had shocked people in the neighborhood.
"I do my cycling in the area and it caught my attention when I saw all these police officers out here,” said Daniel Bernao, who lives nearby. "It's good because it could've been a kid or someone close to my family or anything like that."
Dominguez faces aggravated battery charges.