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Florida Landlord Accused Of Fatally Shooting Tenant After Slapping Him During Dispute: Police

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Source: Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation; UNSPLASH

Jul. 26 2022, Published 4:39 p.m. ET

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A Florida landlord was arrested in connection to the murder of his tenant following a backyard get-together by the pool, police said.

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Samuel Omar Gonzalez, 34, is charged with the second-degree murder of Armando Alvarez, who rented an efficiency with his girlfriend next to the suspect’s home in Miami, WFOR-TV reported.

Around 10 p.m. on July 23, officers responding to a report of a shooting at the property found Alvarez, 27, suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the head inside his residence.

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According to investigators, Gonzalez and Alvarez got into a dispute at the gathering, and the landlord slapped his tenant.

Alvarez, his girlfriend and a friend returned to the efficiency after the incident, but Gonzalez went into their home and shot Alvarez dead before getting into a BMW 320i and driving away, police said.

Gonzalez was located in his car the following day.

He was being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.


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