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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police passed out flyers Friday, searching for a man suspected of fatally stabbing another man at a gas station.

Lizandro Bohorquez, 39, was taken into custody and arrested Friday.

According to police, a tip came that Bohorquez was seeking medical attention at  Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room.

Source: Miami-Dade Corrections

Source: Miami-Dade Corrections

Bohorquez has been charged with one count of second degree murder.

Police said Bohorquez stabbed Reynaldo Martinez behind a gas station near NW 7th Street and NW 51st Avenue Tuesday after the two men, described as acquaintances, got into an argument.  Martinez tried to make it home, leaving a trail of bloody footprints, police said, but he didn’t survive.

“I feel sorry for the guy who died,” said Leticia Ballesteros.

“Every night from 12 o’clock on he was standing here,” said Joaquin Leon.

Leon said he often saw Bohorquez standing at the gas station.  He said he’d approach people but wouldn’t ask for money.  He said the behavior seemed strange.

“You don’t stand there until three in the morning for no reason,” said Leon.

“He’s got various priors ranging from drinking in public to narcotics to battery on a policeman,” said Miami Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz. “I mean this guy’s trouble, he’s got no business on the street and now even more he committed the ultimate crime, he took someone’s life. We need to get this guy off the streets.”

Police, earlier Friday, said the community had already helped investigators.

“The community was very pivotal in helping us out gathering this information,” added Cruz.

“They’re the ones who gave us the info that he hangs out in the area with a little small dog.”

“He has a little black dog,” said Leon.  “I don’t know how they haven’t caught him yet. Everybody knows the guy lives across the street somewhere.”

 

 

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