Missing Hillsborough County man found, turns out to be murder suspect, FHP says

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man suspected of killing a woman and hurting a handyman in a Thursday night shooting in Doral, according to authorities.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said early Friday morning that Miguel Felix Hernandez, 45, of Gibsonton was a missing endangered person who made these threats of violence and self harm Thursday. However, they soon retracted their alert as Hernandez was already found by the FHP in Columbia County near Jacksonville.

According to troopers, Hernandez was seen running on I-10 near his Mini Cooper at around 6:30 a.m. Friday. A trooper made contact with an “extremely erratic” Hernandez, an FHP report said.

After running a license and tag check, the responding trooper found that Hernandez was connected to a homicide in Doral.

NBC affiliate WTVJ reports that Hernandez got into an argument with a woman in Doral that escalated when he allegedly shot her dead inside her home, according to Miami-Dade police.

“When the female approached the doorway, the subject and her got into a verbal dispute which escalated when the subject produced a firearm and shot the female,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Angel Rodriguez said Thursday night. “The subject then made his way into the residence and shot the adult male, the handyman, before he fled the scene.”

Hernandez now faces charges for first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder.

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