Miami-Dade County, Florida – A Miami man was arrested on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of a woman in northwest Miami-Dade the day before. Jalen Leon Bradley, 27, of Overtown, is facing charges of second-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and evidence tampering.
The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Miami-Dade police. Emergency personnel responded to the location of a Family Dollar store in Miami-Dade County’s West Little River area, where they discovered the woman dead. Surveillance footage identified the suspect’s vehicle as a black Kia Optima, which was later impounded by authorities. Bradley was located in the 8000 block of Northwest Seventh Avenue and confessed to the killing, with a box of ammunition found in his car.
The victim has not been identified in the arrest report, and it is unclear how Bradley was connected to her. Bradley has a history of convictions, including battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and grand theft. He is currently being held without bond at Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting and the relationship between Bradley and the victim are still under investigation. The arrest report does not provide details on the motive for the shooting, leaving authorities and the community with many unanswered questions.
The arrest and charges against Bradley serve as a grim reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in the Miami-Dade area and the devastating impact it has on families and communities. The local authorities continue to work tirelessly to address and prevent such tragic incidents from occurring.