Police: Tenant murdered after dispute with landlord
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities said a dispute between a landlord and a tenant ended with the tenant shot dead.
The confrontation began at about 2 a.m. Thursday in front of a home on 57th Street and West 10th Avenue. Investigators said the argument between the tenant and landlord escalated, and the tenant was gunned down in the front yard.
Hialeah Police said the tenant was a male in his 20s and was shot in the chest.
Detectives recovered a baseball bat and a gun from the scene.
Residents who live in the neighborhood said they did not hear any commotion. "There was no noise. It didn't wake us up as a family. None of us were woken up," said Charles Pollack. "I've never interacted with them. I do believe the household is a rental property and maybe not just one tenant, maybe several tenants."
Michael Allen lives behind the home where the shooting took place and said he recognized the man who was taken into custody following the deadly dispute. "The one in the handcuffs, yes, that's the one that I recognize," said Allen. "That's the one that I talked to when I told him about the dog going over to the other side."
Allen added that the family has lived in the home for about three to four years.
Police are not releasing any details surrounding the shooting.
The landlord remains in custody and is being questioned by Hialeah Police.
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