MIAMI, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Homicide Bureau, is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a female later identified as Arnitryce R. Crawford, 62.
According to police, officers responded to a business in reference to a female shot. Once the officers arrived, they discovered a female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The Miami-Dade Police Department Priority Response Team immediately responded and provided emergency care.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to Jackson South Medical Center where she succumbed to her injury. The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was shot by an armed security guard stationed at the business. Investigators are interviewing the security guard to determine the details surrounding the incident.
Detectives interviewed Alejandro Cabrera-Cruz, 54, after which he was arrested and charged with Manslaughter with a Deadly Weapon, a First Degree Felony in Florida. According to witness and officer statements, the incident was said to be accidental and Cabrera-Cruz gave a confession in which he was “extremely emotional, apologetic and remorseful for the horrible accident.”
Charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.