CRIME

Miami police arrest man suspected of a stabbing

 

hsampson@MiamiHerald.com

Miami police arrested a suspect, who while clutching a small dog, fatally stabbed another man during an argument.

Lizandro Bohorquez, 39, was arrested in the emergency room at Jackson Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after police got a tip that he was there seeking medical attention. They did not say what kind of injuries he had.

Bohorquez, who lives near the Miami gas station where the stabbing took place earlier this week, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Reinaldo Martinez.

The fatal altercation took place around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday behind the Chevron at 5100 NW Seventh St. Investigators said a conversation between Bohorquez and the victim turned into an argument and the suspect pulled a knife, stabbing Martinez several times.

Martinez ran away, but police followed a trail of blood to a nearby apartment, where they found him. He was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

In their description of the suspect, Miami police said he was wearing a dark jacket and “carrying a small dog,” something others in the neighborhood said was common. No information was available Friday night about the whereabouts of the suspect’s dog.

Before the arrest Friday afternoon, detectives handed out “Wanted” fliers at the scene of the crime.

“He’s got various priors ranging from drinking in public to narcotics to battery on a policeman,” Miami Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz told Miami Herald news partner CBS 4. “I mean this guy’s trouble, he’s got no business on the street and now even more he committed the ultimate crime — he took someone’s life.”

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