Top Stories of the Day – NBC 6 South Florida
It’s Wednesday, April 27and – and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day.
#1 – Police are looking for a suspect after a barber was shot and killed at his North Miami barbershop on Monday night.
The shooting happened around 9 p.m. at the West Dixie Highway store near Northeast 132nd Street. The victim’s wife identified him as Daniel Jijuste. She said he was shot several times and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Jijuste was working when someone came in and opened fire, his wife said. The motive for the shooting was unknown. The police are still looking for a suspect.
#2 – A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a locksmith he hired at his southwest Miami-Dade home.
Andre Paul-Noel III, 26, faces charges of second-degree murder and burglary in the Sunday night shooting of 32-year-old Edwin Boyce Molina, Miami-Dade police said. According to an arrest report, Paul-Noel hired Molina, a locksmith, for a lockout call to his home on Southwest 170th Street. While Molina was outside Paul-Noel’s house, Paul-Noel pulled out a handgun and shot Molina several times in the back, according to the report. Paul-Noel called 911 and admitted shooting Molina, according to the report. Paul-Noel was later arrested and jailed, where he was being held without bail on Tuesday, records show. Attorney information was not available.
No. 3 – Seething anger surfaced during the first jury selection session on Tuesday afternoon in the sentencing trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz.
All of the 70 potential jurors were fired after one man among them got angry. He was identified as juror 19. As the deputies escorted him out of the courtroom, he was heard saying “this is horrible”. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer held a parallel discussion with all of the attorneys, then dismissed the jury panel. A few were heard clapping. The man was separated from other jurors in the hallway outside the courtroom. He told a deputy, “You traumatized us all,” as jurors gathered near the elevators.
No. 4 – Four out of five. That’s the ratio InterMiami CF needs to build its Miami Freedom Park at Melreese Golf Course, four yes votes at the Miami City Commission.
So far, only one commissioner has indicated how he will vote on the InterMiami CF stadium issue. Commissioner Manolo Reyes has opposed it from the start. A big supporter of the deal, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, spoke with NBC 6 on Tuesday. NBC 6 began by asking Suarez if the city could afford to give away 130 acres of green space for development. “I think that’s a misperception, because right now it’s a golf course, and it’s a golf course that only a very small segment of our city uses,” Suarez said. Click here for what else he had to say in a report from NBC 6’s Ari Odzer.
#5 – HCA Healthcare has donated $1.5 million to Florida International University to address the state’s nursing shortage.
“This is a much-needed gift because there is a shortage of nursing teachers, not just in Florida but across the country,” said FIU Nursing School dean Ora Strickland. HCA Healthcare has committed a total of $10 million over three years for colleges and universities serving Black and Latino communities. CRF is federally designated as a Hispanic and minority institution with a 61% Hispanic student body. CRF officials say the donation will be used to hire more nursing faculty, admit more students to the nursing program and provide scholarships.
N°6 – No Jimmy Butler and no Kyle Lowry? No problem for the Miami Heat.
The Heat took advantage of a big night of multiple bench players in the absence of the two veterans to hold on for the 97-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their first-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Miami, the East’s top seed, advances to the playoffs a year after being swept in the first round by eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks. Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points while Bam Adebayo added 20 points. The Heat will now face the winner of the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors.