MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hialeah man is facing second-degree murder charges after police said a reported suicide call turned out to be a homicide.

A witness told Hialeah police that Jose Antonio Vega, 55, and the victim had been drinking beers and discussing politics when Vega shot his friend in the forehead.

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Police said they originally received a call regarding a suicide, but once homicide detectives arrived at the scene they found enough evidence pointing them to a murder.

Hialeah police said that even though a suicide had been reported, they could not find the weapon near the victim, as is often the case in a suicide.

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Instead, police found blood inside the house and collected other evidence.

Miami Judge Mindy Glazer said, “This was set up to be a suicide, but it’s a murder.”

Vega eventually told police he shot his friend accidentally and that the firearm was his and kept inside his home.

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Vega is being held without bond and has been charged with second-degree murder.