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For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Daniel Ferrin

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD131115421270
Date & Time of Occurrence: 11/15/2013 at approx. 8:50 am
Address of Occurrence: SW 408 Street & SW 232 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Juan Salgado, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 06/17/1993
Subject's Age: 21
Subject's Address: Desoto Correctional Institute
Subject's Charges: Murder 2nd Degree/With a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft 3rd Degree, Grand Theft 3rd Degree Firearm, Grand Theft 3rd Degree/Vehicle
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Christian Joseph Mckenzie, (B/M)
Deceased's DOB: 02/04/1992
Deceased's Age: 23
  Miami, Florida
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Toyota
Vehicle Color: Black
Vehicle Description: Year: 1993, Truck

Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Homicide Bureau, was investigating a homicide that had occurred on November 2013.  According to investigators, the victim, Christian Joseph Mckenzie had been reported missing on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. by his family when he failed to return home.  In the early morning hours of Friday, November 15, 2013, Christians vehicle was found abandoned on the swale at the southwest corner of the intersection of S.W. 232 Street and 187 Avenue.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., a MDPD officer observed a body of a black male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the upper torso lying along the canal bank.  The black male was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The body was later identified to be the missing person, Christian Joseph Mckenzie.

On January 23, 2015, the investigation led detectives to the recovery of a firearm owned by the victim.  The firearm was submitted to the Crime Laboratory for examination, where it was determined that the victim was killed with his own firearm.  Between physical evidence and witness statements detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Juan Salgado, who was already incarcerated for unrelated charges and charged accordingly. 


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