MIAMI (CBS4) – A Miami man has been charged with first degree murder and kidnapping after an hour long standoff at a home in Little Havana Tuesday morning.

According to Miami police, Lazaro Bernabeu stabbed his girlfriend, 31-year old Eileen Lozano, at 135 NW 26th Avenue before he barricaded himself inside their home with the couple’s child.

Miami Fire Lt. Angel Sotolongo was monitoring the police radio scanners when the call went out.  He realized it was happening at his address and it was his cousin, Lozano, who had been stabbed and his Godchild taken hostage.   Bernabeau and Lozana lived in an efficiency behind Sotolongo’s home.

The SWAT team was called to the scene and surrounded the efficiency as the neighborhood roads were blocked off.

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A child talks to a police officer after being rescued from the home of a barricaded suspect in Miami (CBS4)

After an hour, video from Chopper 4 shows the SWAT team entering the home around 11:35. A moment later, the child is whisked out the front door to the safety of awaiting police officers.

A few moments later, a handcuffed Bernabeu was seen coming out of the house accompanied by members of the SWAT team. He was taken into police custody.

Lozano was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she died.

Comments (8)
  1. Mimi M. says:

    I don’t understand how a man can claim a life so easily especially when it is the mother of his two children. I am deeply sadden to know now that this little girl and her brother will have no mother. May god bless both of those angels and protect them during this difficult time they are now going to face. As for Angel and his entire family, we are all here for you every step of the way and you will be held in our every prayer. We are so sorry for your loss and we hope that God gives you the strength to get through this all.

  2. Ana Lopez says:

    Eileen was my best friend in 6 th grade. You will be missed. Rest in Peace!

  3. patrick A. says:

    He looks as if he came out straight from the MARIEL boats

  4. Shaneekwa says:

    I am never surprised here in Florida.

  5. Marie M. says:

    CBS should get their stories straight. The killer did not live with the victim in this efficiency. He was in jail and just released and went to kill her. She lived their with her mother and her kids. There really needs to be more fact checking especially when this type of tragedy happens

  6. money to bloy says:

    he have no life

  7. rausky79 says:

    My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. Lt. Sotolongo, I’m truly sorry for your loss.. This garbage should have never been allowed to enter the US. He should’ve stayed in Cuba along with the rest of the BASURA Castrista ( castro Garbage) that has come here only to commit fraud and murder!!
    I hope this lowlife gets the electric chair.

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