Man accused of killing 2 in southwest Miami-Dade after months-long feud


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police arrested a Homestead man Sunday afternoon after they accused him of shooting and killing two men in the Leisure City area of southwest Miami-Dade the evening prior.

Police also detained a 15-year-old boy for questioning.

Bryan Ariel Aviles, 27, is accused of shooting and killing Alejandro Nunez Medina and Jorge Nunez Medina at a home in the 15000 block of Southwest 299th Street at around 6 p.m. Saturday.

According to a Miami-Dade police spokesperson, the two victims were shot as they were sitting in front of the home.

The report doesn’t specify if or how Alejandro and Jorge Nunez Medina were related to each other.

According to the report, Aviles and the 15-year-old had been feuding with the two men “over the past several months, which has resulted in shootings.”

Because of the shootings, officers with a specialized unit within the Miami-Dade Police Department began monitoring the victims’ home, the report states.

Over the two weeks prior to the shooting, police said officers observed a grey Honda Civic circling the residence.

On Sunday, officers saw the same vehicle parked in front of Aviles’ home on Mowry Drive in Homestead. They also saw Aviles holding a rifle, detectives wrote.

Several rifle casings had been found at the scene of the murders, according to police, and surveillance video showed the 15-year-old fleeing from the area after the killings.

After obtaining a search warrant, detectives entered Aviles’ home and found several rifles, “including the ones used at the homicide of the victims,” officers wrote.

They also found the 15-year-old wearing clothing “matching the description of the shooting scene,” the report states.

Officers also found a gun that belonged to one of the victims, containing a blood stain and bullet hole.

Aviles and the 15-year-old were taken to MDPD’s Homicide Bureau for questioning but invoked their right to an attorney.

While police arrested Aviles on two counts of second-degree murder, it’s unclear if the 15-year-old will be arrested or charged.

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