MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police have made an arrest in a double stabbing that killed one person and seriously injured another Wednesday morning at a Miami apartment building.
Armando Colon, 23, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of Rodolfo Pavon, 85.
Colon was also charged with attempted first-degree murder on the second stabbing of 68-year-old Maria Rivero Carrillo and was also charged with armed burglary.
A police source tells CBS4’s Jim DeFede that Colon is the victim’s granddaughter’s boyfriend.
Colon, according to the DeFede’s source, is a drug addict who reportedly attempted to rob the couple for drug money.
The double stabbing happened in an apartment at 1559 North River Drive in Miami Wednesday morning.
According to the arrest affidavit, Colon, after consuming narcotics, went to the victims apartment, who he told police he knew, and asked for a glass of water.
The defendant said, according to the report, that Pavon told him to come in and serve himself water. He then stayed for a few minutes while he smoked a cigarette and left shortly after.
The defendant told police that he returned home and “stated he felt like consuming some more narcotics so he left his home,” drove his car, and purchased a second bag of cocaine, according to the report.
Colon then returned to the victims’ apartment and knocked on the door because he wanted to enter and get more water, according to police. After no response, the defendant forced the door open using his shoulder.
The arrest report states that physical evidence indicates once Colon entered the apartment, he attacked Pavon, who was sitting on the couch, with a “cutting instrument.”
After attacking Pavon, the report says, the defendant then stabbed Rivera, who was in bed, in the head.
Pavon died from the injuries and Rivera was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.
Her son Alexander Rivero said, “She is in critical condition in a deep coma.They did surgery and her brain is swollen.”
Colon said he wrapped his head in a shirt which he was carrying so that people could not identify him as he left.
Colon, according to the report, was arrested based on “physical evidence and witness testimony along with untruthful statements from the defendant.”
Colon is being held without bond.
Neighbors described them as a nice, elderly couple.
Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, neighbors said Pavon had just returned from his morning routine; walking three blocks to the Riviera Market to get pastries and coffee for himself and his wife.
The son of the murdered man said his father tried to help everyone.
“He didn’t care who it was. Maybe it was the reason this happened” said Rodolfo Pavon Junior.