Miami-Dade County

Popular real-estate agent shot and killed in front of a home by son-in-law, cops say

Update: Police say a broken marriage was the cause of the murder-suicide.

A woman was shot and killed Monday afternoon in front of a home in Northeast Miami-Dade in what police are calling a domestic-related incident.

Early Tuesday morning police said it was her son-in-law, Steven Kasimow, 50, who shot her because of “ongoing family issues.” Kasimow later turned the gun on himself.

While police did not identify the woman, friends of the victim identified her on social media as Linda Marx, a South Florida real estate agent.

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2100 block of Northeast 211th Street.

Hollywood police said they received a call from Miami-Dade’s 911 system that a suspect in a Northeast Dade crime was in Hollywood. A cellphone was pinged to South 21st Avenue, just north of Pembroke Road, Hollywood police said.

Police traced the cellphone to a car on 21st Avenue, where they found a man inside.

Police later confirmed that the man was the shooter and he had apparently shot and killed himself.

Late into the evening, police had a stretch of 211th Street blocked off as investigators went in and out of the house where the shooting occurred. Neighbors stood behind the crime scene tape, crying, hugging and consoling one another in a quiet neighborhood just east of 1-95, off Ives Dairy Road.

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Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.