DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities near Jacksonville have arrested a man who, police said, fatally shot a woman and injured a man at a home in a gated community in Doral.
Doral Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene at a home along the 8600 block of Northwest 98th Avenue, in the Grand Bay Estates neighborhood, at around 9 p.m., Thursday.
According to police, the handyman had come to the home to do some work and had brought the woman with him.
Investigators said the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Miguel Felix Hernandez, came to the door shortly after and got into a heated argument with the woman.
“When the female approached the doorway, the subject and her got into a verbal dispute, which escalated when the subject produced a firearm and shot the female,” said Miami-Dade Police detective Angel Rodriguez. “The subject then made his way into the residence and shot the adult male, the handyman, before he fled the scene.”
The homeowners who were inside the home at the time were not hurt.
According to police, the 58-year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries.
Paramedics transported the male victim to Kendall Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
On Friday morning, Florida Highway Patrol said they made the arrest when a state trooper saw Hernandez acting erratic and running along the highway near Jacksonville. When the trooper stopped to help, he ran the suspect’s license. That’s when the trooper realized Hernandez was on the run and took him into custody.
Thursday night, Cellphone video recorded at the scene captured a heavy police presence.
Speaking through FaceTime, a woman who lives in the neighborhood described what she saw.
“I started seeing one police officer. We saw some police officers walking down the street, like not in their cars,” she said.
The woman said other neighbors communicated with each other on a group chat, telling each other to stay inside their homes.
Another area resident spoke with 7News on Friday.
“I am very scared,” she said.
The resident said she’s trying to figure out how the suspect was able to get into the gated community.
“The security [guard] has to call the owner of the apartment,” she said. “It’s very difficult to get in Grand Bay; it’s not easy.”
Miami-Dade Police have taken over the investigation. They have not specified a motive behind the shooting.
“We do not know what the familial ties are among the parties,” said Rodriguez.
Hernandez faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder.
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