Party shooting suspect Jose Luis Duarte Borrero is still on the run after a SWAT team’s search of a southwest Miami-Dade house came up empty Friday afternoon, police said.
Police received a Crime Stoppers tip saying that Duarte Borrero may be at 16660 SW 107th Court, and officers immediately went to secure the area and surround the house until a SWAT team arrived, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said.
Police said they went to the house at about 12:30 p.m., punching a hole in a wooden fence to get into the backyard.
Several people were inside the house, but Duarte Borrero was not found there, Zabaleta said at about 4:10 p.m., after the SWAT team cleared out from SW 107th Court after several hours on the scene.
One person was taken into custody as a "person of interest," police said.
“It’s hard to say if he’s been there or not,” he said. “The time delay was very short from the time we received that tip to the time when we had uniformed officers surrounding the house" – about three minutes.
The home is in a condo-rich neighborhood just north of Richmond Drive, about five blocks east of Florida's Turnpike.
Duarte Borrero is wanted for shooting his girlfriend just before 3 a.m. Wednesday at 14996 SW 59th Street, according to police. He is considered armed and dangerous, they said.
”Anybody that makes contact or hears or knows about his whereabouts, we urge them to contact 911 immediately,” Zabaleta said.
Police said that on Wednesday a gunshot was heard after he and Yissel Milanes entered a bedroom during the party. As partygoers tried to leave, Duarte Borrero carjacked a white SUV from one of them and drove to Hialeah, where he abandoned the vehicle and gun before stealing a relative’s Jeep Cherokee, police said.
Police searched Wednesday for Duarte Borrero in the area of SW 40th Street and SW 152nd Avenue, where the Jeep was left.
Milanes, 27, is listed in serious condition at Kendall Regional Medical Center Trauma Center.
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