MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting a man in a South Beach alleyway, last month.
According to a tweet from Miami Beach Police, 32-year-old Tyrone Jackson was taken into custody Friday in connection to the murder of 29-year-old Kamil Patel.
Officials said Jackson was located in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, Friday afternoon. He was taken to Miami Beach Police headquarters and is currently being questioned by detectives.
Police said a Crime Stoppers tip led them to Jackson.
Miami Beach Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez said the suspect has a lengthy rap sheet. “[He has] an extensive criminal past, a significant indicator of who this individual was,” said Rodriguez. “He had a distinct limp because he was previously shot with an AK-47. That’s something that actually helped our detectives in locating him.”
Jackson faces a first-degree murder charge.
His arrest comes two days after police arrested 31-year-old Jeremiah Dorvilus. Investigators said he drove the car used in Patel’s murder. He has also been charged with first-degree murder.
Investigators said Patel was shot and killed as he and a friend walked down an alley between 14th Street and Española Way, Jan. 25.
Surveillance video captured the victim and his friend leaving a bar and heading toward the alleyway.
Another security camera showed a white sedan leaving the scene of the shooting. Police later found out this was the getaway car.
Friends of Patel said he had recently moved to South Florida from Dallas and had accepted a position at Bal Harbour Shops’ Prada store. Loved ones said he was moving up the corporate ladder.
Rodriguez said Jackson’s arrest is important for Miami Beach residents. “A tragic, senseless crime. In Miami Beach, we don’t have this type of crime often,” he said. “Crime in Miami Beach is down, actually. However, one murder is one too many. That’s what we had on the streets of Miami Beach, and that’s why 15 days later, we’re now able to bring those responsible to justice.”
Detectives have not specified a motive for Patel’s murder.
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