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For Immediate Release:
December 03, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Robin Pinkard

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD131129440110
Date & Time of Occurrence: 11/29/2013 at 8:11 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 16021 S.W. 77th Court
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim Age:
Victim Address:
Subject #1:
Subject Name: Unknown , (/)
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Israel Rodriguez, (W/M)
Deceased DOB: 08/24/1977
Deceased Age: 36
Deceased Address: 16021 S.W. 77th Court
  Miami, Florida , 


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, is investigating an incident that occurred at the above location. According to investigators, the victim was shot by an unknown subject(s) while at his home. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered a fully operational hydroponic laboratory. Narcotic investigators responded to the scene and initiated a narcotics investigation.  Jennifer Rodriguez, wife of the deceased, was charged with Armed Trafficking Marijuana, Grand Theft-Over, Child Neglect and Possession of a Place to Manufacture a Controlled Substance.

Narcotic investigators recovered 287 marijuana plants totaling 319 pound, with an estimated street value of 1.2 million dollars.

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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