Police: Coconut Creek man arrested in Miami Lakes killing of man, ex-girlfriend

MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a Coconut Creek man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in Miami Lakes.

Miami-Dade Police arrested 27-year-old Thales Ferreira, Thursday evening.

According to detectives, Ferreira killed his ex-girlfriend, 32-year-old Jenny Koonoolai-Jagdeo, and the man she was with, 27-year-old Michael Tarulli, in a Miami Lakes apartment, Thursday morning.

Detectives responded to the Miami Lakes home after a neighbor called police and reported hearing gunshots and seeing Tarulli dead on the ground in the apartment.

Police said Koonoolai-Jagdeo had called police the night before to report that Ferreira had been stalking her and that he had been banging on the apartment door.

Investigators said during their investigation, a witness came forward and told police that Ferreira had admitted to stealing his gun and using it in a murder. Detectives were then able to connect the murder of Tarulli and Koonoolai-Jagdeo to Ferreira.

Officers arrested Ferreira Thursday night as he tried to board a plane to Brazil.

He has now been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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