Man shot dead outside home in Miami-Dade’s Leisure City

Detectives are investigating a man’s murder early Friday morning outside of Miami-Dade County’s Leisure City area, north of Homestead.

Police officers responded to a Shot Spotter alert shortly before 5 a.m., near the intersection of Southwest 288 Street and 146 Avenue, west of the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

Neighbors said the victim had moved into the neighborhood about one to two years ago. Ciria Frías, who has lived in the area for about 16 years, said she heard three to four gunshots.

“We just got up to see and we saw the police cars, police and police and police coming up and down,” Frías said.

A yellow tarp covered the body at the doorsteps of the home. Detectives talked to the shooting victim’s relative who witnessed the shooting and saw he suffered several gunshot wounds.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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