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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami police are investigating a deadly shooting at a luxury condo building.
Police received a call at around 1:20 a.m. about shots fired at the Blue at the Bay condo in the 600 block of Northeast 36th Street.
“Officers entered the condo and found a deceased male in one of the condos,” said police spokesman Michael Vega, “It appeared to have been a gunshot wound.”
The man was identified as 34-year-old Marley Jackson.
Crime scene investigators took pictures and dusted for fingerprints and even shut down elevators to narrow their focus.
Police reviewed recordings from the building’s security cameras to determine who was there at the time of the shooting.
“That’s what I know that the guy that shot him shot him in his own apartment,” said Elizabeth Dallman, a friend of Jackson.
“I’m really upset. He was a friend. He was a friend of my boyfriend. Everyone knows him here in Miami,” Dallman said.
Dallman says she learned that surveillance cameras captured an image of a suspect.
“From what I know he had a hood on.”
“I heard everything was left in place and that nothing was taken.”
Residents of the building say it comes with heavy security.
“It’s pretty tough, you can’t, you know, just walk in,” said Vincent Tubiana who lives there with his three-year-old son.
Tubiana said there are surveillance cameras everywhere and visitors are screened when they enter the building.
“You can’t get in here without having your photograph taken,” he said.
Friday afternoon, a sobering image as residents walked their dogs at what they say is normally a peaceful place — a van from the medical examiner’s office took Jackson’s body away.
“I’m at a loss for words. I am hurt. I don’t think it should get to this point that someone should die. You hope they find whoever did this. I hope justice will be served,” Dallman said.
Police do not yet have a motive and have not released a description of a suspect.
If you can help, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471 TIPS.