A man found dead inside a home Monday night was handcuffed and shot to death by an acquaintance, Miramar police said Tuesday.
Hayden Clyde Randolph was found dead inside a home at 2040 SW 67th Lane around 8:15 p.m. after officers responded to a report of shots fired.
Tesfa Wright, 36, was later arrested and charged with premeditated murder and false imprisonment. He was being held in jail Tuesday without bond.
According to Wright's arrest affidavit, Wright originally told police that Randolph was robbing him. Wright then broadened his story, telling police that he and Randolph met
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earlier in the day at a home in West Park where Wright went to buy marijuana, an officer wrote in the report. He then brought Randolph to his Miramar home.
“While inside the residence, the defendant and victim began to have a conversation which later escalated into a heated verbal argument,” an officer wrote in the report. “The defendant stated he was in fear due to how the victim was reacting.”
Wright told police he had gotten the gun from under a mattress in his bedroom and pointed at Randolph, while ordering him to sit on the couch.
Wright managed to get one hand of Randolph’s hands cuffed, he told police. Wright then made his way to the porch, where he shot Randolph, police said.
According to the report, Wright finished handcuffing Randolph after he shot him. He then dragged his body inside, an officer wrote in the report.
He then started cleaning the home with bleach before officers arrived.