MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly drove the car used in the South Beach murder of 29-year-old Kamil Patel.
Police announced on Twitter, Thursday morning, that 31-year-old Jeremiah Dorvilus has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Patel. Police said Dorvilus was the driver of the vehicle used during the shooting.
Patel was gunned down in an alleyway, between 14th Street and Espanola Way, while walking from a bar with a friend, on Jan. 25.
Surveillance video shows Patel and his friend moments before the shots were fired. Then, a white Honda could be seen following close behind them.
According to the police report, a third man who was in the car that night identified Dorvilus as the driver and Jackson as the shooter. Police said that third man in being treated as a witness.
Dorvilus made a court appearance, Thursday, where he was denied bond.
“We’re thankful that we’ve made one arrest,” said Miami Beach officer Ernesto Rodriguez, “and now we’re looking for the public to help us identify the other individual.”
Investigators continue their search for another person of interest, and possible shooter, 32-year-old Tyrone Jackson.
“We’re now looking for a second individual who we believe is the actual shooter,” said Rodriguez.
Jackson stands 5 feet 7 inches, and weighs around 130 to 140 pounds. He walks with a severe limp and a large scar on his right leg from being shot with an AK-47.
Jackson has previously been arrested for stalking, drug dealing and other charges.
Police said he is considered to be armed and dangerous.
“We’re urging the public – if you know him, if you see him, dial 911 immediately,” said Rodriguez.
If you have any information on this murder, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $20,000 reward.
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