A relative found 65-year-old John Juan dead inside of his SW 152nd Terrace home – and Miami-Dade Police say they believe he died from an apparent gunshot wound.
Family members waited behind yellow tape late into the night Sunday as police conducted their investigation. They say Juan lived there with his wife, and at one point his 22-year-old son, John Matthew Juan.
On Monday, Miami-Dade Police would only say that they are conducting a death investigation.
Neighbors who did not want to appear on camera said they saw John Matthew Juan taken away from the home in handcuffs. Police are not confirming what his involvement is, if any.
He has been arrested several times, including twice for marijuana possession in 2010, according to Miami-Dade court records.
In October of that same year he was arrested, charged with two counts of battery, indecent exposure, and trespassing, and ordered to stay away from a family on his block, Miami-Dade court records show.
The victim in that case said that John Matthew Juan grabbed her very aggressively, but she stayed calm and asked him if he was in trouble and if everything was all right.
“My first instinct was that he was in trouble. He said you’re coming with me – I'm God,” the woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC 6 South Florida.
"He assaulted my dad because my dad showed up and wanted to fight with him. It was crazy, really bizarre,” she added.
Those charges were ultimately dismissed, online court records said.