MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police have posted a wanted flyer for a man wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing at a Flagami gas station.
Neighbors tell CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that he may walk with a limp because he broke both ankles recently and he was often seen with a small dog.
Police believe Lizandro Bohorquez, 39, fatally stabbed 41-year old Reinaldo Martinez at a Chevron gas station on the corner of NW 7th Street and 51st Avenue last Tuesday after the two men got into an argument around 2:30 in the morning.
Neighbors had strong reactions Thursday when D’Oench showed them the new flyers that detectives are circulating.
“It’s terrible,” said neighbor Eli Figueroa. “What would possess a person to do something like that. It’s sad. I hope the family finds justice. Anybody who loses a family member is always looking for justice.”
Allison Scott, another neighbor, said, “I think it’s awful. I believe if you do the crime you should do the time. And if I see him I will do what I have to do.”
“This guy is a danger to the community,” said Miami Police spokesman, Sgt. Freddie Cruz. “This person took Mr. Martinez’s life. He brutally stabbed him several times. This individual may have a knife. He could be in the community or on the run. We are asking the community to join us as a team and give us any information that can lead to the apprehension of Mr. Bohorquez.”
“He always hangs out with a small dog,” said Cruz. “He may still have that dog or he may have gotten rid of that dog.”
Maggie Rojas lives next to the Chevron station. She said she heard the two men arguing around 2:30 a.m.
“I just know I heard him say, ‘Don’t do this, don’t do this’ and all of a sudden I heard the assailant say, ‘I’m going to stick it.’ Where, I am not going to say the words,” said Rojas.
Police do not know what prompted the confrontation between the two men.
Martinez left a trail of blood along NW 7th Street as he tried to reach the apartment where he lived with his elderly mother about a block away. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he died.
Police believe the two men were acquaintances. Coincidentally, Bohorquez also lived with his mother and lived directly across N.W. 7th St. in an apartment with her.
Detectives fear Bohorquez may try to flee to Venezuela where he has family. CBS4 has learned federal authorities have been alerted about this case.
“That’s possible that he could flee like this,” said Cruz. “That’s why detectives are getting a warrant.”
When he’s taken into custody, Bohorquez will be charged with second degree murder.
Records show Bohorquez has an arrest history that dates back to when he was 18-years-old.
Records show he’s been arrested on charges including armed robbery and resisting arrest, assault and battery and loitering and prowling.
There’s a reward in this case of up to $3,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.
Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).