MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Cutler Bay man was ambushed and killed in an overnight home invasion robbery in Cutler Bay.
It happened shortly before 11:30 pm. at home near 222nd Street and SW 99th Avenue.
Arriving officers found a 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police have identified the victim as Daniel Macko. Family members showed up to scene wailing outside of the crime tape. A man who identified himself as the victim’s cousin said Macko was a father of three, including an infant who is hospitalized.
He said Macko was returning home from the hospital on Tuesday night when he was confronted and killed.
Investigators believe one or more people laid in wait until someone arrived at the home. When the man arrived and opened the front door, they forced their way inside, shot the man and then robbed him. The killers fled in a black van.
“Three gunshots, that’s what I heard, I was in the bedroom,” said one neighbor.
Ana Lorenzo, who lives several houses down, said she heard it too.
“I heard boom, boom, boom, like that but I never think it was a gunshot, I think it was something else,” she said. “It is scary. My daughter walk over here at night time, running, and she said she saw a van and everything.”
Some people who live in the area were shocked when they learned what had happened.
“They was waiting for someone to come, shoot them and go inside,” said one person in disbelief.
Police say they believe the black van used in this robbery is linked to a second robbery in southwest Miami-Dade.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).