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For Immediate Release:
August 09, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Javier Baez

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD130808291623
Date & Time of Occurrence: 08/08/2013 at 11:32 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 5555 SW 67th Avenue
  S. Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim Name: Jennifer Alfonso (Deceased), (W/F)
Victim DOB: 12/01/1986
Victim Age: 26
Victim Address: 5555 SW 67th Avenue
  Miami, Florida, 
Subject #1:
Subject Name: Derek Medina (In custody), (W/M)
Subject DOB: 03/23/1982
Subject Age: 31
Subject Address: 5555 SW 67th Avenue
  Miami, Florida, 
Subject Charges: Murder (First Degree)

Homicide (UPDATE #1)

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, is investigating an incident that occurred in the City of South Miami.  According to investigators, after fatally shooting his wife, the subject drove himself to the South Miami Police Department and turned himself in.  Officers then responded to the above listed location where they found the victim deceased from apparent gunshot wounds, as well as the victim's daughter,10, who was unharmed.  The motive is unknown at this time. 

The investigation continues.

UPDATE #1: Surveillance video captured the image of the subject turning himself into the South Miami Police Station.  Video surveillance footage may be obtained from the FTP site under case number PD130808291623 (folders 2013/August/Video).  In addition, according to investigators, there were no 9-1-1 calls made.


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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