Miami Police Find Person Found Shot to Death Inside Empty Home Known for Squatters

City of Miami Police said they received a ShotSpotter alert around 10:15 p.m.and when officers arrived, they found one person dead inside a home along Northeast 77th Street near 5th Avenue.

“There is a body inside there since last night, so I don’t know exactly what happened because I was told to stay away from the property,” said Maria Escandell, an immigration attorney who owns the house where the shooting happened.

According to NBC Miami, Escandell filed an incident report with police on August 16th, when she said she found a woman living inside her home claiming that she had a lease to the property.

Escandell said she had been in a battle to get the squatters to leave and had been going through a legal process for over a month, but nothing had been resolved.