Police Patrol Neighborhood Of Slain Rabbi A Week After His Death

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Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Crime scene photos have been released in the investigation of a shooting that left one son of the Canadian consul General in Miami dead and the other facing murder charges. Blood, money, drugs, and weapons all appear in crime scene photos released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office on Friday. Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, is charged with felony murder in the shooting that killed his 18-year old brother Jean Wabafiyebazu as well as Joshua Wright and left two others injured.
Marc WABAFIYEBAZU (Source: Miami-Dade Mug)

Marc WABAFIYEBAZU (Source: Miami-Dade Mug)

Prosecutors said the shootings happened as the Wabafiyebazu brothers were attempting to rob drug dealers. The evidence photos paint a graphic picture of the bloody scene inside the Miami apartment. Some photos show blood soaked clothing. Others show a blood-covered floor. Evidence markers are seen lining the floor and there are bullet holes in the walls. Photos also show what appear to be bags of marijuana as well as multiple guns and shell casings. Other pictures show cash and some of that cash appears to be stained with blood. Another photo shows the car with consulate plates. In court earlier this week, a judge discussed the use of that car while denying bond for Marc Wabafiyebazu despite his mother's promise that her son would follow all pretrial release rules. "What impressed me the most, or did not impress me, is she was irresponsible enough to allow an 18-year old teenager to drive a consul's car with consulate plates," said Judge Teresa Pooler on Wednesday. The judge determined Wabafiyebazu is a flight risk and will remain behind bars until his trial. In the evidence photos taken after the shooting, you can see Wabafiyebazu being photographed by police. In one picture he holds out his hands. Wabafiyabazu is being charged as an adult. He has pleaded 'not guilty.'

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — One week after the murder of a Rabbi as he walked to Temple in Northeast Miami-Dade,there was a lot of police presence in the neighborhood where the shooting happened.

Now, a candle memorial for the slain rabbi marks the area where he was shot to death.

For most of Saturday the neighborhood was filled with police giving residents hope that their closer to making an arrest.

“Just having all that police presence around, that was very comforting,” said resident Karen Steinberg.

While others were comforted, some were on edge.

“It’s been one week. Exactly one week ago today, I was walking to synagogue and it was weird. I was walking over my shoulder, with my head over my shoulder, which I’ve never done in my entire life,” said  Benjamin Kirshblum. “It’s scary. If I was a little kid, I wouldn’t want to be out, even during the day just walking to synagogue.”

Streets were closed off as police canines sniffed away. A command center was set up as well.

Police patrolled the neighborhood, as many others observed the Sabbath walking the same path Rabbi Joseph Raksin did last week before he was shot to death by two young men.

Click here to watch MaryAnn Martinez’s report. 

With no arrests, the Jewish community were encouraged by a heavy police presence Friday in the neighborhood where the rabbi was shot.

A source close to the investigation told CBS4 there was a break in the case in the form of surveillance video.

The video reportedly shows a man matching the description of one of the rabbi’s attackers.

He is seen jogging away from the area just minutes after the murder.

A silver or light colored Toyota Tundra with an extended cab was also caught on camera.

Police said the driver of the truck is not a suspect, but may have seen something significant.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.


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