Police: Man Shoots Neighbor After Years-Long Dispute

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman targeted in what police have called an attempted murder-suicide has died.

The police were called to the Sky Lakes Gardens apartment complex in the 1600 block of NE Miami Gardens Drive early Thursday morning.

When officers arrived, they found the body of 54-year-old Manuel Antonio Navarro and fatally wounded 61-year-old Yasmina Jamal. She was taken to Aventura Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Navarro’s neighbors said he’s owned a unit at the apartment complex for the last 16 years and always appeared to be angry. They say he frequently complained about his neighbors and about the condominium management.

Jamal, 61, is a neighbor of Navarro and sits on the condo’s Board of Directors.

Navarro’s brother Miguel said Manuel called their sister in Tampa just before the shooting.

“He told my sister that he was going to shoot his neighbor and my sister said ‘no, no, no’ and then she heard a shot,” said Miguel Navarro. “That’s all I know about that.”

Residents of the apartment building say Navarro was always complaining about something and had a years-long dispute with Jamal who worked as a realtor.

One neighbor said she and Jamal considered court action against Navarro because he repeatedly threatened them.

The neighbor says Navarro warned them not to.

“I went with Yasmina to the courts a year and a half ago to file a complaint about him, to file a restraining order. He told me don’t file a restraining order because he’ll go crazy,” she said.

Police say Navarro shot Jamal in the parking lot, then went to her condo and fired shots through the front door, then went to his apartment and killed himself.

Neighbors said they don’t know what last straw prompted Navarro’s Thursday rampage.

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