Crime

Man in his 20s is shot in Liberty City

Investigators work the crime scene where an unidentified male was fatally shot. City of Miami Police responded to this year's first homicide, after an unidentified male was fatally shot several times at the 1400 block of NW 69th Street in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami on Sunday, January 4, 2015.
Investigators work the crime scene where an unidentified male was fatally shot. City of Miami Police responded to this year's first homicide, after an unidentified male was fatally shot several times at the 1400 block of NW 69th Street in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami on Sunday, January 4, 2015. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Miami Police on Sunday were combing through evidence after a man in his ‘20s was shot multiple times while standing outside a Miami home.

The unidentified man later died at Ryder Trauma Center, becoming the city’s first homicide of the year.

“We are trying to piece the puzzle together,’’ said Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat.

Just before 2 p.m., Miami police were called to 1440 NW 69th St. for reports of gunfire. Fallat said it was not clear what the motive was but it looks like, “It all stemmed from a possible argument.’’

Fallat said it doesn’t appear the man lived in the home.

A woman who identified herself as the victim’s cousin said she hadn’t seen him in months, but will remember him for his “smile and his spunk.”

“I’m in disbelief,” said the woman, who did not want to give her name.

Miami police said it was not clear how many people were outside or if there was a car involved.

Antone Ivery, who lives a couple houses away, said when she came back from church police stopped her from going in. They later escorted her to her house.

“There has been a lot of bad things happening here,” she said. “I really wish it would stop.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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