SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A father is facing a murder charge after being accused of triggering tragedy at his Southwest Miami-Dade home.
David Contreras appeared before a judge on Sunday. He was charged with second-degree murder with a weapon in the fatal shooting of his adult son.
According to Miami-Dade Police, the suspect shot and killed Eric Contreras, who was in in 20s, then called 911 to report it.
“It’s pretty scary for something like this to be happening. It’s a very quiet street, quiet neighborhood,” said area resident Jaime Stramondo.
Detectives said the shooting took place in the area of Southwest 84th Ave and 107th Street, at around 2 p.m. on Friday.
First responders arrived to find Eric dead near the door of his home.
“Speechless. It’s the way I could put it, just to hear about it,” said area resident Jacob Billings.
“It’s devastating, it’s heartbreaking for everybody, it’s scary,” said Stramondo.
Detectives kept the area blocked off all day and into the night as they investigated the shooting.
It remains unclear whether or not officers have responded to the home of this family in the past.
“Our detectives, our officers would like to stress to the community that domestic violence is a very real issue, and anyone who is suffering in a romantic or domestic situation that has become violent, or they believe is going to become violent, we urge them to reach out to resources,” said MDPD Detective Andre Martin.
Contreras is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade. It remains unclear when he will go back in front of a judge.
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