Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Locksmith He'd Hired

Andre Paul-Noel III, 26, is facing second-degree murder and burglary charges in the Sunday evening shooting of 32-year-old Edwin Boyce Molina, Miami-Dade Police said

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A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a locksmith he'd hired at his southwest Miami-Dade home.

Andre Paul-Noel III, 26, is facing second-degree murder and burglary charges in the Sunday evening shooting of 32-year-old Edwin Boyce Molina, Miami-Dade Police said.

According to an arrest report, Paul-Noel hired Molina, a locksmith, for a lockout call at his home on Southwest 170th Street.

Andre Paul-Noel
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Andre Paul-Noel

While Molina was outside Paul-Noel's home, Paul-Noel pulled out a handgun and shot Molina multiple times in the back, the report said.

Paul-Noel called 911 and admitted to shooting Molina, the report said.

Paul-Noel then went into Molina's vehicle and removed property before going into his home, the report said.

Officers responded and detained Paul-Noel, who was in possession of a handgun, the report said.

Molina was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

Paul-Noel was questioned and "was unable to articulate the reasoning for the shooting," the report said.

While in police custody Paul-Noel "began to display abnormal behavior, which included aggression towards detectives," so he was involuntarily taken for a psychological evaluation, the report said.

Paul-Noel was later arrested and booked into jail, where he was ordered to stay without bond Wednesday, records showed. His private attorney said in court that Paul-Noel is dealing with some mental health issues.

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a locksmith he’d hired at his southwest Miami-Dade home. NBC 6's Victor Jorges reports

Molina's mother, Linda Taylor, said she didn't understand how it could have happened to her son.

"He was working, and they shot him down. I don't know if they didn't want to pay him or what happened, but they shot him," she said.

Taylor said in an interview Wednesday that she still wants answers.

"I don’t know if he has some kind of mental issue or anything like that, but that still is no excuse to have somebody go to your house, you actually call for help, and then you’re going to pull out a gun and kill somebody with five gunshots to the back," she said.

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