WYNWOOD (CBSMiami) – More than 12 hours after a Miami Police Swat Team discovered two bodies inside a Wynwood apartment building, crime scene investigators were still inside gathering clues.
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered inside an apartment in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood following reports of shots being fired and then a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team.
Miami Police were trying to negotiate with an armed man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 3200 block of Northeast Second Avenue.
A negotiator could be heard trying to make contact with the man over a bullhorn but there was no response.
“The police said ‘Get out, coming down, coming down. No machine gun with you,” said witness Alberto Fernandes.
Around 6:30 a.m., the SWAT team went into the apartment and discovered the bodies of a man and woman.
Police sources told CBS4′s Peter D’Oench that the woman did not live in the apartment and that she was a visitor who had come the building with at least one friend.
One neighbor said that friend was upset because the woman had been missing for at least two hours and she thought she was inside apartment number three.
The neighbor said the friend called Miami police and told them that.
According to a press release put out by police Friday afternoon, a woman did call complaining that her friend was missing and was possibly in that apartment.
Police said another 911 caller told them a neighbor had threatened him with a gun.
“The man with the gun had barricaded himself inside his apartment,” police spokesperson Ofc. Rene Pimentel said.
Stunned neighbor Julio Marin says this kind of violence is out of character for the suspect.
“I just talked to the kid like a 5 o’clock. He’s a normal kid,” Marin said. “He had to be on some mind-altering stuff to act like that. He’s a nice kid.”
Police have not released the names of the deceased, the relationship between them, or how they died.
A number of people were allowed to enter the crime scene on Friday afternoon but they declined to say anything as they left.