Police Search for Estranged Husband After Woman Shot, Killed in Hialeah

Police said the couple was going through a divorce at the time of the shooting

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A woman in Hialeah was shot and killed by her estranged husband Friday during a domestic dispute, police said.

The 40-year-old woman suffered several gunshot wounds, officials said. The incident happened at 7 a.m. at the 690 block of 40th Street in Hialeah.

The woman was staying at her family's home when her estranged husband somehow got inside and shot her multiple times, NBC 6 has learned. The two were going through a divorce.

Two young children -- an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl -- were inside the home at the time. It is unclear if they witnessed the shooting.

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Joel Luis Polanco

Police are looking for Joel Luis Polanco, who is wanted for first-degree murder and is considered armed and dangerous. They say he fled the scene in a dark gray 2018 Toyota Camry with tinted rear windows.

Anyone who sees Polanco is asked to call Hialeah police at 305-687-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

Police in Hialeah are searching for Joel Luis Polanco, who is accused of killing his ex-wife. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports
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