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Police Arrest Suspect Accused Of Fatally Shooting Homeless Miami Man In October

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Source: MDCR

Dec. 21 2022, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A man was arrested after he was identified as a person of interest in the shooting death of a homeless man early this fall in Miami, officials said.

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Dervens Chery, 20, faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old Charles Cole, WPLG reported.

According to an arrest report obtained by the station, on Oct. 28, an armed Chery allegedly was recorded on surveillance video approaching the victim, who was sleeping.

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Police said in the report that a ShotSpotter recorded gunshots in the area and minutes later Chery was again recorded fleeing the area where Cole was later found suffering multiple fatal gunshot wounds to the head.

Chery was allegedly the only person near the crime scene at the time Cole was shot, police said.


Chery was picked up on an unrelated charge and investigators executing a search warrant at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center found him to allegedly be in possession of the black Puma shirt, black shoes and gold necklace and bracelet seen on the person in the surveillance videos.

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He was arrested on Dec. 17 and was being held at the correctional center.

Miami Police Chief Manny Morales called the suspect a “ruthless murderer,” but officials have not disclosed a possible motive for the deadly shooting.


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