Fight Over Property Lines, Parking Turns Deadly In Hialeah

HIALEAH (CBS4) – A dispute between neighbors turned deadly Sunday morning in Hialeah.

Police spokesman Detective Eddie Rodriguez said the fight between 47-year old Jose Mora and 33-year old Julio Pena was over property lines and parking in front Pena’s home at 390 West 40th Place.

Neighbors said the two were best friends but in the last eight months they had argued off and on over property lines, renovations and a new fence which Pena put up around the front of his home.  Family members say Pena was so worried about the situation he had installed security cameras outside his home in case anything happened.

On Sunday morning something did.

Witnesses told police at one point during Sunday morning’s argument, Mora ran into his home, got a gun and then came out and shot Pena multiple times.

“I don’t know, I don’t know, they were very, very good friends,” said Pena’s father in law, Cipriano Gonzalez.

Both men had recently taken restraining orders out on each other.

“The one time, he told him that he’s going to kill all his family,”said Gonzalez who noted that is when the cameras went up.

Several neighbors heard the shots and called police. They were there within minutes and took Mora into custody.

Rescue workers rushed Pena to a nearby hospital but he died before they arrived.

Rodriguez said the wives and children of both Pena and Mora were inside their respective homes when the shooting occurred.


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