Miami Police Nab Shooter After Man Murdered in Front of Granddaughter

Miami Police Nab Shooter After Man Murdered in Front of Granddaughter

The arrest of a burglar who shot and killed a 62-year-old man in front of his granddaughter the day before was made public by Miami police on Friday. The victim’s son-in-law is the burglar, according to the police.

The incident took place in the Little Havana section of the city on Thursday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Southwest Fifth Street.

Carlos Manuel Rosales, 38, a local resident, is accused by the police of breaking into an apartment alone while the victim’s 11-year-old granddaughter was inside and “completely covering” himself to hide his identify.

Rosales is the victim’s son-in-law and the girl’s step-uncle; according to the authorities, he is wed to the girl’s mother’s sister.

The girl reportedly phoned her mother, who subsequently called the girl’s grandfather, Luciano Matute, who hurried to confront the culprit, according to the police.

Police said that after Rosales shot and murdered Matute, he fled, got into a white Toyota Tundra, and drove off.

Just after 3:45 p.m. that same day, the police claimed to have located the vehicle at Southwest Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street after identifying its license plate.

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Less than ten minutes later, according to the authorities, they pulled Rosales over in the 1100 block of Southwest Seventh Street and put him into arrest.

Additional inquiry, according to the police, showed Rosales had been abusing a child since she was eight years old. According to an arrest complaint, the victim informed police she saw Rosales assaulting a 9-year-old girl as well.

Based on jail records, Rosales, a national of Honduras, was being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on accusations of lewd and lascivious display on a child, lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, and second-degree murder.

Those documents said that his bond was “to be set.”


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