Girlfriend Arrested After Man Found Shot to Death Inside Car in Miami Gardens

Family and friends identify victim as 25-year-old Vershaud Walker

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A woman was arrested after her boyfriend was found shot to death inside a car in a Miami Gardens neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Dominique Lyles, 23, faces charges of second-degree murder with a weapon in connection with the killing of 25-year-old Vershaud Walker, police said.

The incident happened outside a home in the area of Northwest 154th Street and 18th Avenue. Police said Walker and Lyles got into an argument, and Lyles shot him with a handgun.

Footage showed officers at the scene with a yellow tarp covering part of a dark-colored sedan.

"He was a very loving person," said Walker's great aunt Angela Ragin. "He wasn't a violent person, that's what I don't understand."

Friends said Walker had a rocky relationship with his girlfriend but said they don't know why he would have been killed.

"He's always tried his best to like lookout for his family, his friends," friend Trenton Jennings said. "He's just an amazing person and honestly I'm so thankful for knowing him for so long."

Police said their investigation was ongoing.

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