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For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD130715525649
Date & Time of Occurrence: 07/14/2013 at 11:15 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 10541 S.W. 40 Street
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim Name: Ismael Hernandez, (W/M)
Victim DOB: 06/17/1992
Victim Age: 21
Victim Address: 10960 S.W. 43 Lane
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject Name: Unknown at this time, (W/M)
Subject Description: White Latin Male
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2004 Chevy/Colorado
Vehicle Color: Dark Blue


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating an incident that occurred in the parking lot of the above listed gas station.  According to investigators, a group of individuals were involved in a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical altercation.  Several individuals then ran towards the neighboring business.  A dark colored Chevy pick-up truck is seeing exiting the business and returns to the gas station where it strikes the victim.  The victim, Ismael Hernandez, was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Surveillance video captured the image of the pick-up truck and investigators are seeking the assistance of the community in providing information regarding the vehicle and/or individuals involved in the incident.

Video surveillance footage may be obtained from the FTP site.

Investigators are also seeking assistance in locating Jose Mendoza, who is wanted for questioning, to determine his involvement, if any, in this incident.


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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