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A dead body is found on the street in Miami Gardens after neighbors hear gunshots

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Miami Gardens police, responding to a series of vehicle burglaries and shots fired early Tuesday morning, found a dead man lying by the side of the road.

Police later identified the man as 19-year-old Cedric Rolle, Jr.

By late afternoon police didn’t say whether his death was in any way related to the car break-ins. The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. near Northwest 207th Street and 36th Avenue. Local television news stations aired footage of a body under a yellow tarp near the street corner



Nearby residents told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 they heard up to five shots. A car with its windows shatttered was visible near the crime scene.

Miami Gardens police are asking for the public’s help and urged anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8447 or email online at miamidadecrimestoppers.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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