The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating an incident where a person was shot and killed. Investigators say that the Sweetwater Police Department, along with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were dispatched to an apartment complex in reference to a male shot. Once on scene, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced the victim deceased. According to witnesses, gunshots were heard in the parking garage. They then walked into the garage and discovered a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Investigators were able to locate the victim's vehicle were it was discovered that he ws a student at Florida International University (FIU). The location of the incident is not on the property of FIU.
"We are saddened to learn that Michael Zaldua was an FIU student. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. The university will be offering support to students who feel impacted by this tragedy. Although there is nothing to indicate there is any danger to our FIU community, this incident serves as a reminder to be vigilant of your surrounding and report any unusual activity to police." said Dianne Fernandez, Broadcast Media Manager.
"I want our residents to know that we are working closely with the Miami-Dade Police Department as they investigate this incident. The Sweetwater Police Department ensures that our community is safe and that this is an isolated incident." said Chief Placido Diaz, Sweetwater Police Chief.