Arrest made in shooting death at Opa-locka market



Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a South Florida man, who was killed by a robber who ambushed him in a supermarket parking lot.

Opa-locka administrator David Chiverton confirmed the arrest, but the name of the suspect has not been released.

Miami-Dade police have not commented yet.

The victim, 71-year-old Miguel Pilotos, was getting into his car in the parking lot of the Top Value Supermarket in the 13900 block of Northwest27th Avenue around 4:20 p.m. August 21.

A person on a bicycle rode up to Pilotos, pulled out a gun and shot him.

The crime was captured on surveillance video and there was also video of the suspect inside the supermarket before the shooting.

“The family wants justice for this person and the family needs help from the community,” said nephew Roberto Pilotos earlier this month.

Police say the gunman appeared to be casing the parking lot looking for a victim.

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