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Full Rigor: Miami Police arrest alleged ‘serial killer’ who hunted the homeless

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The Miami Police Department have arrested a 25-year-old real estate agent who they say is a “suspected serial killer.”

Listen to Full Rigor Podcast: Episode 140: “Serial Homeless Hunter” here.

Willy Suarez Maceo was taken into custody on Thursday. Police are calling him a “serial killer” who targeted the homeless in the City of Miami.

“Homeless individuals for apparent no reason had been brutally targeted,” said Interim Police Chief Manuel Morales.

A witness flagged down a patrol officer in the area of 400 SW 2nd Ave., advising them of a shooting victim with a gunshot wound to the head.

The officer found the victim who was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma in “extreme critical condition.”

Two hours later, at Miami Avenue and 21st Street, before 10 p.m., units responded to a 911 call where witnesses advised there was a victim unresponsive on the ground.

Units arrived and discovered a black male deceased with a gunshot wound.

They quickly connected the two shootings. Both victims were homeless.

“Physical evidence on the scene of both crimes quickly were matched by our ballistics experts, and we were able to identify a vehicle and a person of interest,” said Morales.

Through their investigation, they were able to advise that a black vehicle had driven up to a location where a male was lying on the ground and shot him.

“We were able to discover a video of the shooting on Miami Avenue, where it revealed that a black vehicle had driven up to the location where the victim was laying down on the ground and shot at him several times,” said Morales.

According to a source, investigators recovered a car and a firearm believed to have been used in Tuesday’s attacks.

Records show Suarez Maceo is a licensed real estate broker; Century 21 lists him as working in Miami, Kendall, South Miami and Palmetto Bay.

The suspect is being investigated for two shootings that happened on Tuesday night.
Suarez is also a suspect in the October 16th stabbing death of another homeless man. A Miami police officer says he fits the description of the suspect.