Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting Inside Coral Gables Publix

Osmel Lugo-Gutierrez, 51, facing second-degree murder charge in supermarket shooting

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A man has been arrested after police said he shot and killed another man inside a Coral Gables Publix Saturday night during an argument in a checkout line.

Miami-Dade Police officials said the shooting happened around 7 p.m. inside the supermarket at 106 Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

According to police, the two men were arguing while standing in line to pay before the gunman pulled out a firearm and shot the victim.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and the shooter was taken into custody. The victim's identity wasn't released.

Police identified the suspect as 51-year-old Osmel Lugo-Gutierrez, who was being held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder with a weapon at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

"It’s just someone getting in line, why destroy your life in five seconds?" shopper Rafael Pedie said. "What’s the point? One dead and one ruin his life."

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No other injuries were reported in the incident.

"Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy. We are cooperating with the local law enforcement. Since this is an active police investigation, we cannot confirm any additional details," a statement from Publix said.

This is a developing story. Please check NBC 6 for updates.

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