SOUTHWEST OF MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a home in southwest Miami-Dade that left a man dead and sent a woman and an elderly man to hospital.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire units responded to the scene of the incident in the area of Southwest 142nd Avenue and 294th Street, just after 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
“According to investigators, there was a verbal dispute within the residence that escalated and led to gunfire,” said MDPD Detective Khristopher Welch.
Michael Baker told 7News that he is the suspect’s uncle.
“I hate what my nephew did and I want to punish him, but you have to let the Lord work his way,” he said.
Sarah Smith, a resident of the area, said she heard gunshots.
“I heard gunshots. I heard about five to six, ”he said.
Baker described the incident as an escalation of a family dispute.
“There is commotion, because we have a good family, and this is the first time this has happened here in our family, period,” he said.
Detectives said the suspect, who they identified as Ruben Warren Williams, has left. The first responders later found the three victims.
“An adult male was pronounced dead at the scene by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. The other adult man and the adult woman were transported by the Miami-Dade Fire Department to an area hospital in critical condition, ”Welch said.
Detectives have identified the adult man as Carlton Tillman, 27.
Investigators spent the afternoon and evening working on the case, while neighbors said they are now nervous.
“It’s really scary to think that, like, it’s so close to home, and it’s like, can I even be safe in my own home? It’s very difficult, ”Smith said.
If you have any information about this shooting or Williams’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $ 3,000 reward.
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