MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – The man responsible for a shooting that took the life of a beloved Florida International University law student before taking his own, has been identified.
Miami Gardens Police confirm to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald that Andrew Colby, 28, shot and killed Dannette Willory early Friday morning outside the Walden Pond Apartment Complex, 830 NW 210 Street.
Willory’s father Owen says Colby was his daughters longtime boyfriend.
Both were found suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot. Willory was inside a Gray Nissan and the man was outside of the car.
Willory had been working as an intern at the Broward State Attorney’s Office and was hoping to work as a prosecutor. She wasn’t far from achieving her dream, she would have graduated this year.
“We were shocked,” said Alexander Acosta, the dean of FIU’s College of Law. “She was interning at the State Attorney’s Office in Broward and she found her passion. She wanted to be a prosecutor. She wanted to prevent the kind of violence that took her life. You know, tonight’s such a hard night because tonight would have been a night of celebration, a night she was looking forward to. We talked about what to do tonight, and she would have wanted her classmates to be here.”
Officials at the time described what they saw.
“They were alive when fire rescue responded,” said Miami Gardens police Captain Ralph Suarez told CBS4 News on Friday. “Fire rescue tried to do everything to keep them alive but they died on the scene.”
Police say both died of gunshot wounds. Detectives did find a weapon on the scene.
Police also confirm that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.
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