A father of two was found shot dead Tuesday morning in the foyer of his longtime girlfriend’s Miami home, according and friends and family members.
Evans Cazezneuze said he got a call from his aunt that something had happened to his brother Joubert Cazezneuze, 38. When he arrived at 4503 N. Miami Ave., he learned that his older brother was dead.
“That’s Miami,” he said. “People get shot and you don’t know why.”
Joubert Cazezneuze, who was originally from Haiti and came to South Florida in 1998, was at the house to get his clothes, said Francesca Valcin, the daughter of Joubert Cazezneuze’s girlfriend.
Neighbors said they heard six to eight gunshots before noon Tuesday.
Joubert Cazezneuze’s girlfriend of three years, Marie Gabriel, was not home at the time.
“He was a good man,” she said later in Creole.
Gabriel broke down when the medical examiner’s office removed Cazezneuze’s body from the home.
Miami police blocked Northwest 46th Street and North Miami Avenue while they investigated.
According to police, Cazezneuze was on the porch getting a haircut when a man arrived and started arguing with him. The man apparently shot him and fled, while Cazezneuze ran into the house and then collapsed, police said.
Frantz Eloi, president of Buena Heights Neighborhood Association, said that the area where the man was found dead is usually the quiet part of the neighborhood.
“That area usually does not have a lot of incidents,” said Eloi. “For this to happen is putting a dent on our community. Our goal is to make sure the neighborhood is crime-free.”
Miami police asked anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 305-603-6350, Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-4877, visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip,” or send a text message to 274637 and enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
Miami Herald Staff Writer Carli Teproff contributed to this report.