HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – Police are looking for a man they are now calling a suspect in the case of a woman shot to death overnight in front of her grandmother’s Hallandale Beach home.
After a day-long standoff, surrounding the home of Eddie Sabastain Mosley, 29, police got credible information that Mosley had actually ridden his bike to a Hollywood barber and had his appearance dramatically changed.
“He told the barber everything that happened, that he killed somebody,” a barber, who didn’t want to be identified, told CBS4’s Tiani Jones.
He said the other barbers thought Mosley was joking.
But later on in the day they realized, when Mosley’s picture was flashed on the news, that this was no joke.
“The barber call the cops,” he said.
The barbershop has cameras on the outside and inside. Those cameras were able to capture Mosley’s last known whereabouts and what he looks like now.
Once authorities received the credible evidence, SWAT entered Mosley’s home more than nine hours after the standoff began with the permission of Mosley’s grandfather who also lives in the home. While inside, the SWAT team determined that Mosley was not inside the home – prompting them to continue searching for him.
Investigators are now looking into security video that may show exactly what happened.
“Marlena, she’s been shot. I said, what? Yeah, she’s been shot in the head,” said her grandmother, Dorothy Bolt. “I was asleep. I heard a shot, then I heard another shot and then I heard a scream. I heard her say, oh no. I’m in the front room. I looked out the window. Oh lord, my baby. My baby.”
The 24-year-old would die laying in front of the house.
A man was also shot and taken to the hospital, listed in life-threatening condition.
“We do have evidence that shows that the three did know each other. Something occurred earlier this morning that this shots-fired incident occurred,” said Hallandale Police Maj. Pedro Abut.
Marlena, who moved to Florida about a year ago but had just quit her job and sold her car, was moving back to North Carolina.
“She’s stayed with me for a year, maybe a little younger. We were packing, ready to go up there Saturday night, said her grandmother.
They had been packing the house and moving furniture — that’s where she remembers seeing Mosley.
“I saw him right here in my living room,” she said.
Family members told CBS4 off camera that he and Marlena may have been more than friends. Marlena had lent him money that he eventually paid back, but it seems, they said, he wasn’t happy about her move.
“Someone just hurt my sister and I don’t know why,” said China Preston, Marlena’s sister. “I just want some answers. Who did it, why? What was your reason?”
Mosley lives down the street from the victim and has a prior criminal history including theft, burglary, and drug charges.
Anyone who has information in the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.