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For Immediate Release:
October 27, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD171021404025
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/21/2017 at approx. 2:55 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: SW 147 Street SW 157 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Alejandro Esteban Tapia, (W/M)
Subject's Age: 22
Subject's Charges: Second degree murder with a deadly weapon, attempted second degree murder.
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Edwin Rios, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 06/04/1993
Subject's Charges: Second degree murder with a deadly weapon, attempted second degree murder.
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Alexander Restrepo , (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 04/30/1984
Deceased's Age: 33


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:55 a.m., officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department Hammocks District, along with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) personnel, responded to 15711 SW 147 Street, regarding reports of a male down.  The arriving officers located the victim, Alexander Restrepo, lying in the front yard lawn, with multiple stab wounds.

According to investigators, Alexander Restrepo was invited to party at a residence, located at 15747 SW 147 Street. While at the party an argument ensued; at which time, Restrepo and his friends decided to leave the party. Once he left, he was confronted by an unknown subject, a physical altercation ensued, and   Restrepo was stabbed.

MDFR transported the victim to JMH South, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Update #1: Edwin Rios has been arrested for his involvement in the murder of Alexander Restrepo.

Update #2: As a result of the ongoing investigation, Alejandro Esteban Tapia was taken into custody for the murder of Alexander Restrepo. Two additional individuals were detained and continue to be questioned by investigators to determine their involvement, if any.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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