Miami-Dade County

Man arrested in murder of Overtown mother at apartment

A woman was found dead in an apartment in the 800 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
A woman was found dead in an apartment in the 800 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue before 6 a.m. Tuesday. Maimi Herald Staff

A woman was shot dead in an Overtown apartment early Tuesday morning while her two young children were at home, in what police believe was a domestic dispute.

Police said one of the children was an infant, the other a toddler.

The victim was identified Wednesday by Miami police as  Socorro Treminio, 33.

Wilmer Salmeron , 28, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

The shooting took place inside a ground-floor unit, Apt. 40, at 850 NW Fourth Ave.

Yellow crime scene tape blocked off Fourth Avenue from Eighth to Ninth streets.

“It went out as a domestic. The female inside was unresponsive,” said Miami Police Detective Freddie Burden.

Witnesses saw a police officer outside the beige three-story complex almost directly adjacent to Interstate 95 holding one child as the other stood nearby just after 6 a.m. A few hours later yellow crime tape also covered a window on the south side of the apartment facing the sidewalk. A patrol officer stood sentry blocking the hallway to the apartment.

An old blue Oldsmobile station wagon rested in front of the apartment. It’s license read “Jesus is Lord.”

One woman standing outside the complex with a friend and a child said she believed the couple and the kids were new to the area. A man named Roosevelt Getter who lives across the street said he heard the gunshot, but it wasn’t enough to budge him from bed.

“I heard the shot,” Getter said. “But in Overtown you hear the shots all the time. I don’t get up to see what’s going on.”

Miami-Dade County records show the 42-unit rental complex in the heart of Overtown just west of downtown Miami is owned by the Kim L. Cairns Family Trust. The site lists a mailing address in Cutler Ridge. No records were available that listed who lived in the apartment.

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