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First degree murder charge in arrest of man in haircut shooting

Lionel Wilson, 37, charged with first degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of Joubert Cazezneuze in Little Hait Tuesday.
Lionel Wilson, 37, charged with first degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of Joubert Cazezneuze in Little Hait Tuesday.
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Miami police arrested Lionel Wilson, a 37-year-old with a rap sheet dating back to his teen years, in the shooting death of a man who was sitting on a porch in northwest Miami Tuesday getting a haircut.

Wilson, 37, was charged with first degree murder Wednesday in the death of Joubert Cazezneuze, 39, a father of two who moved to Miami from Haiti in 1998.

Cazezneuze was sitting on the porch of his girlfriend Marie Gabriel’s house at Northwest 45th Street and Miami Avenue when Wilson arrived. The two argued over money, according to the police report. Wilson, known to Cazezneuze as “Gato,”yelled at the victim, “You need to stop trying me like that. You don’t know me like that. You owe me some money,” according to a witness.

Wilson left the property and returned about 20 minutes later. This time, Wilson allegedly pulled a gun from under his shirt and shot Cazezneuze. Five spent .45 caliber casings were recovered from the home. Cazezneuze died just inside the foyer of the home Tuesday afternoon.

“That’s Miami. People get shot and you don’t know why,” Cazezneuze’s brother Evans Cazezneuze told the Miami Herald Tuesday.

Wilson was arrested at his mother’s house on Northwest 47th Terrace where police found a nylon backpack that contained a box of .45 and .38 caliber ammunition. Wilson denied shooting Cazezneuze but said the ammunition found at his mother’s home was his, the police report states. He was booked at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Wilson’s arrest record dates to 1992 when, at 16, he was charged with assault and battery. Numerous charges since then have included trespassing, battery, loitering, possession of marijuana and burglary.

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