Police Make Arrest In Deadly Miami Motel Shooting

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Thomas Arias (Source: BSO)

Thomas Arias (Source: BSO)

South Florida Crime

MIAMI – (CBSMiami.com) – A 27-year-old man is accused of second-degree murder after allegedly shooting to death a man who was beating up a prostitute.

Thomas Arias, of Miami, was arrested outside the Orchid Inn at 7330 NW 36th Street Wednesday morning after he told police he heard the woman screaming. He approached the room and ordered the man identified as Aaron White, 21, of Oakland, Calif., outside to the hallway at gun point, police said.

As White lay on the ground face down, in what police describe as a “non-combative” position, police say Arias shot the White in the back.

White was pronounced dead at the scene. Arias appeared before a bond court judge Thursday who ordered him held no bond. Police say the woman who was not identified suffered minor injuries.

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