Man shot, killed at local apartment complex
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for at least one man accused of shooting and killing another man inside a South Florida apartment complex.
The shooting happened at the Vista Palms apartment complex, Friday, at about 4:40 a.m., on Northeast 191st Street and Third Avenue.
Miami-Dade Police said 34-year-old Kervin Jolicoeur. He lived in the complex and may have been walking in the wrong place, at the wrong time, according to family members.
It all started with an armed robbery. Witnesses said a woman was returning from work when at least two armed men approached her in the parking lot of the complex. "She was coming home, and she said a man pointed a gun in her face and made her drop everything," said one resident.
Officials said the woman ran off for help and seconds later, gunshots were heard in the area.
Residents said, Jolicoeur came across the same armed men as he was returning home from work and was shot and killed in the middle of the complex. "It's sad. He is a hard-working person. It's really sad," said one woman.
Tony Fabre, the brother of the deceased said he suspects the crooks might have confused him as police or a security guard on the premises because he was wearing his uniform from work. Fabre said there was actually more than one robbery before the crooks came across his brother. "There were separate robberies," he said. "One robbery down there. Then they robbed another guy down there. I guess my brother, he has a security uniform, so he's a security guard, so, I don't know. These guys probably got scared seeing him, you know what I mean, and shot him. All I know is my brother's not here no more."
Investigators said Jolicoeur did not have a weapon. The victim's mother lives in Haiti. Friends and loved ones said he was a good, hard-working man.
Miami-Dade Police said they are looking for possibly up to three subjects.
One woman who lives in the complex said this shootings are not unusual in the neighborhood. "We hear gunshots all the time around here," said Denise Tartaglia.
If you have any information on this deadly shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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