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Homicide Suspect Surrenders After Barricading Inside Hialeah Apartment: Police

Suspect is main person of interest in fatal Saturday night shooting, police said

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A homicide suspect who was barricaded inside a Hialeah apartment complex Monday morning has surrendered to police, officials said.

The suspect who was believed to be armed had been barricaded alone inside the apartment in the 2100 block of W. 60th Street, Hialeah Police officials said.

Officials said the police negotiation team worked for several hours to get the suspect out of the home.

A homicide suspect was barricaded in a Hialeah apartment Monday, police said. NBC 6's Paxton Boyd has the latest on this developing story Monday that started with a shooting death over the weekend.

According to police, the suspect is a main person of interest in the fatal shooting of a young man the night of Aug. 7.

The suspect and two other suspects who are already in custody were in a dark blue BMW when the suspect shot the victim, who was brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Friends identified the shooting victim as 33-year-old Orestes Betancourt. They said he was killed at a gas station where he owned a car wash.

"Justice will be served, I don't think he really deserved that," friend Barbaro Hernandez said.

Police haven't given a motive for the shooting or released the identity of the suspect.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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