Man Wanted in Murder of 16-Year-Old Robert Lakatos Arrested: Miami Beach Police

Pedro Exposito arrested in Citrus County on homicide warrant in April murder

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    Citrus County Sheriff's Office
    Pedro Exposito

    The man wanted in the shooting death of 16-year-old Robert Lakatos in Miami Beach last April has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

    Pedro Exposito, 19, was arrested Tuesday night by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, Miami Beach Police said.

    Teen Gunned Down in Miami Beach

    [MI] Teen Gunned Down in Miami Beach
    Miami Beach Police are searching for a suspect who gunned down a 16-year-old boy late Thursday in an attempted robbery. Officers were called to the boardwalk near 79th Street shortly before midnight, Miami Beach Police spokeswoman Vivian Hernandez said. Hernandez said the incident began as an armed robbery but ended with the shooting of 16-year-old Robert Lakatos, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Hours after the shooting, the teen's family made a tearful plea to ask for the public's help in finding his killer. "I lost my son, he was a perfect boy," father Robert Lakatos said. "Anyone who loves my son, come and tell us what you know." (Published Friday, April 6, 2012)

    Exposito showed up to a known drug location with several other individuals and tried to flee on foot after giving deputies a false name, police said. He was caught and his identity was revealed during the booking process when he was taken to jail, police said.

    Police say Exposito gunned down Lakatos during a robbery on April 6, 2012, on the boardwalk near 79th Street. Lakatos had just moved to South Florida and was an aspiring model.

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    Authorities identified the man they said fatally shot a 16-year-old in Miami Beach in April. Miami Beach Police are looking for 18-year-old Pedro Exposito, who they said gunned down Robert Lakatos during an attempted robbery. (Published Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012)

    Exposito was identified as a suspect in the shooting in August.

    Exposito was being held in Citrus County under a homicide warrant in Miami Beach. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

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