MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Miami-Dade Police Homicide detectives responded to a shooting that resulted in one man dead. According to investigators, the victim was walking from his vehicle when an armed subject approached and shot him. The subject fled the scene in a Cadillac. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.
Detectives say the suspect, later identified as Daniel A. Roche, 22, of Hialeah, traveled to SW 80 Street in Miami to meet the victim with the intention of committing an armed robbery. He followed the victim, and as the victim was parking his vehicle, exited and pointed a firearm at the victim, while making demands for his property. The victim refused demands and was shot in the back. The victim collapsed to the ground in the courtyard of his apartment complex.
Roche then took a belt pack from the victim’s body and fled the scene in a 2016 Cadillac SRX. The victim, later identified as Luis Hernandez, 43, who was determined to be deceased by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel at the scene.
Detectives say during thier investigation, they reviewed the victim’s ‘offer up’ application which revealed communication with the two men, as well as identifiable information for Roche. A search warrant was executed at Roche’s residence and he was taken into custody and transported to the homicide bureau for questioning where according to charging affidavits, Roche waived his Miranda rights and provided a detailed video-recorded confession indicating that he planned on robbing the victim of his valuables.
Roche also stated he disposed of his clothing worn during the homicide and exchanged the stolen belt pack with an unidentified man for a pair of Air Jordan sneakers. He was charged with first degree premeditated murder and tampering with physical evidence.