Man Kills Girlfriend on Her Birthday, Shoots Her 14-Year-Old Son—Police

Police in Miami Dade are investigating the murder of a woman on her birthday Sunday.

Officers were called to a home in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, around 10 p.m. to find 45-year-old Angelina Rodriguez dead at the scene.

At the same apartment in the 9800 block of West Okeechobee Road, police also found her boyfriend, Julio Espiritu, and her 14-year-old son with gunshot wounds. Both were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where the boyfriend is in critical condition. The teenager is now in a stable condition.

Family members were able to identity Rodriguez and revealed she was killed on her birthday.

Authorities said that all three individuals lived together and believe Espiritu shot Rodriguez and her son before turning the gun on himself.

Police are continuing their investigation, with a motive for the shooting remaining unclear.

Newsweek has contacted the Miami Dade Police Department for comment.

Newsweek reported on a similar domestic shooting late last year in Detroit where a mother and her disabled teenage daughter were discovered shot at their home.

Police said the victim Elaine Fizer's husband was a "person of interest" but did not explicitly say they believed he was a suspect in the shooting. They also said it is unclear if the husband was a victim.

The body of Elaine Fizer, aged 57 and her 13-year-old daughter Daunya Fields were found by their family on the 18000 block of Prevost Street in Detroit on Christmas Day.

Margaret Shively, also a daughter of Fizer, told WXYZ how she and her husband discovered the bodies at the home as they turned up for Christmas dinner.

Detroit Police News posted an image of Dwayne McDonald on December 26, 2021, and said officers would like to speak with him.

An accompanying tweet read: "We are looking for Dwayne McDonald, who is photographed below. It's unclear at this time if McDonald is a victim in this case, but we would like to speak with him. This is an ongoing investigation."

Detroit Police Chief James White reiterated that it was not clear if McDonald is a victim or a suspect but said police are keen to speak with him, during a news conference.

He said: "He needs to contact the police immediately because we're going to put all resources out to find him and they're already out and they're going to continue to look until we bring him into custody."

Shively told WXYZ: "It will never be the same without my mama and Daunya." She also urged McDonald to surrender himself to authorities and turn himself in.

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