HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police responded to an apparent robbery on Monday that left one person dead in Homestead.

The Homestead Police Department swiftly responded to reports of gunfire at approximately 1 a.m., in the area of Northwest First Avenue and Ninth Street.

Officers discovered an adult male victim who had sustained apparent gunshot wounds when they arrived at the scene. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue airlifted the victim to Jackson South Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

A hotel worker said around 12:30 a.m., the man that is believed to be the victim knocked on one of the doors at the establishment nearby; he was allegedly asked for a room there, but there was none available.

Juan, a friend of the victim spoke with 7News and said he was with the victim at the time of the shooting.

According to him, his friend lost power and was looking for a place to stay.

That’s when Juna accompanied him to the hotel when they were approached by someone in an SUV attempting to rob them. The suspect asked for their wallets.

Juan said he managed to run away but believes his friend tried to defend himself.

He then said he heard at least three shots and found his friend dead when he came back.

Juan said the shooter was in an SUV similar to a Ford Expedition.

At this time it remains unclear if any belongings were taken from the victim.

According to police, no arrests have been made.

The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Bureau has now taken charge of the investigation.

If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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