A Hialeah businessman already accused of murder has been indicted along with six others for allegedly running a cargo-theft ring.
Adolfo Perez, 61, was initially arrested in May for the afternoon slaying of his former employee, Jesus Torres, 48, who was shot dead outside his condo in the 1300 block of West 46th Street.
After a manhunt, Perez turned himself into police.
Last week, a grand jury indicted Perez for first-degree murder, racketeering, two counts of insurance fraud and seven counts of cargo theft. He will be arraigned Tuesday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
The indictment came after an extensive investigation led by Hialeah police, Miami-Dade police’s cargo-theft unit and the State Attorney’s Office.
Also indicted: the man’s son, Adolfo Perez Jr., 42. The others charged: Roberto Rodriguez, 47; Osmani Simon, 45; Jose Rodriguez, 48; Noel Morieria-Pita, 43; and Godual Lopez, 43.
The elder Perez ran a beauty supply store that authorities believe was used to buy property stolen from cargo trucks. One of the victims, according to the indictment, was Kohl’s Department Store.
According to state records, Perez’s family runs Beauty Lab Inc. and Adolfo House Distributing Corp., both in Northwest Miami-Dade.
It remained unclear Monday why Perez gunned down Torres, his former employee.
Witnesses told Hialeah police that they saw Perez park his white Ford Mustang near the condo, argue with Torres and then shoot him, leaving him to die on the sidewalk.