Aventura / Sunny Isles


Police: Couple dead in Aventura murder-suicide



A man and woman, arrested last year on domestic-battery battery charges in Aventura, got into another altercation Tuesday — and this time the outcome was deadly.

Aventura police Maj. Skip Washa said Jonathan Dejman, 39, fired three times at his girlfriend Stephanie Mizrachi as she sat in her car, killing her, then turned the gun on himself and ended his own life.

The shooting took place about 1:30 a.m. outside a townhouse complex called The Promenade at Aventura, 19680 E. Country Club Dr.

"They went to dinner at her sister's house. She went to get in the car, he fired three shots through the window, then put the gun to himself," Washa said.

Washa said the couple appeared to be arguing over Mizrachi's decision to end their relationship.

The couple, who police said were three years into a relationship, had been at odds before.

Washa said both were arrested on domestic-battery charges last year when they got into a fight in a car on Country Club Drive, and called over a police officer.

Washa said that though Mizrachi stayed at Dejman's Aventura home, she also appeared to spend time in Boca Raton, and that she worked at a Nordstrom's department store there.

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