Fight outside liquor store ends with a man stabbed to death

Miami-Dade Police is investigating after a man was stabbed to death outside a liquor store in Southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday evening.

The man, identified as 45-year-old Raul Beatriz, was found dead outside Cartel Liquors around Southwest 40th Street and 114th Avenue, not far from Tamiami Park.

According to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a police spokesman, two men were inside when one approached the other. The two men walked outside where there was “some type of confrontation, possible physical” just before 8 p.m.

One of the men took off running.

Bystanders called police and officers arrived to find the man with a fatal stab wound.

Crime scene tape blocked off the parking lot in front of the liquor store and a yellow tarp covered a body.

Police had not found the man as late Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

El Nuevo Herald photographer Pedro Portal contributed to this report.