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For Immediate Release:
October 23, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Homicide - Domestic Related
Case #: PD151022397357
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/22/2015 at 10:04 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 8186 NW 99 Terrace
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Josue David Castro, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 09/13/1977
Subject's Age: 38
Subject's Address: 3036 SW 179 Avenue
  Miramar, Florida
Subject's Charges: 1st Degree Murder
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Diana Maria Castro, (W/F)
Deceased's DOB: 10/12/1980
Deceased's Age: 35
Deceased's Address: 8186 NW 99 Terrace
  Hialeah Gardens, Florida
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2008 Mercedes C300 /4-door
Vehicle Color: Silver
Vehicle Lic. Plate: EBY-Q77
Vehicle Description: Victim's Vehicle
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2011 Toyota Prius /4-door
Vehicle Color: Gray
Vehicle Lic. Plate: AW9M

Woman Shot by Ex-husband

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating an incident in Hialeah Gardens where a female was found deceased outside her vehicle. Investigators say that the Hialeah Gardens Police Department along with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to 8186 NW 99 Terrace, Hialeah Gardens, in regards to a female shot. Once the units arrived, they discovered a female, Diana Maria Castro, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  She was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Later that evening, Josue David Castro, the ex-husband, responded to MDPD Midwest District and surrendered to police.  The investigation revealed that Josue David Castro was waiting outside of the residence for Diana Maria Castro to arrive.  Once she arrived, he approached her and shot her multiple times.  Their two girls, 9 and 4 year old, were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident but were not injured.  Department of Family and Children were contacted to initiate an investigation.  Josue David Castro was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

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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