Willy Suarez Maceo

Background

A young 25 years old Miami native, Willy Suarez Maceo, is suspected of accosting homeless people in the Miami-Dade Metro Area.

 

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Videos

  1. CBS Miami
    • New Details In Arrest Of Suspected Serial Killer
      • Profile
        • CBS4’s Joel Waldman reports Willy Saurez Maceo is being charged with murder and attempted murder.
      • Video #1
        Channel:- CBS Miami
        Published:- 2021-December-23rd
        Added On:- 2021-December-28th
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    • Miami PD Arrests Willy Suarez Maceo, Who’s Suspected Of Being A Serial Killer
      • Profile
        • CBS4’s Joel Waldman has more on the investigations leading to the arrest.
      • Video #1
        Channel:- CBS Miami
        Published:- 2021-December-23rd
        Added On:- 2021-December-28th
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  2. Inside Edition
    • Police Suspect Real Estate Agent of Being ‘Serial Killer’
      • Profile
        • Police in Miami say they arrested a local real estate agent who they suspect is a serial killer. Willy Suarez Maceo, 25, has been charged with the premeditated attempted murder of a homeless man, but authorities say he is suspected of killing another homess man just hours later by shooting him in the head as he slept on a sidewalk. The interim police chief says Suarez is also suspected of killing another homeless person back in October. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Inside Edition
        Published:- 2021-December-27th
        Added On:- 2021-December-28th
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Stories

Miami Herald

Samantha J. Gross

Suspected Miami serial killer appears in court

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Calling him a “suspected serial killer,” authorities say a 25-year-old Miami real estate agent may be responsible for the killing of two homeless men and the shooting of a third.

The suspect, Willy Suarez Maceo, of Kendall, was charged early Friday with attempted murder for the non-fatal shooting of a homeless man near downtown Miami.

Maceo made his first appearance in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Friday afternoon and was ordered held without bond.

The shooting happened on Tuesday night near downtown Miami. Police say Maceo, in an unprovoked attack, shot the homeless man, who was struck in the head and survived. He told police he had no idea how he’d been injured.

About two hours later, Miami’s police chief said, Maceo is believed to have pulled up in a black Dodge Charger and from the car shot and killed another homeless man as he slept on the sidewalk in Wynwood, sparking an exhaustive around-the-clock investigation. In that case, Maceo has yet to be charged with the killing of Jerome Antonio Price, 56, a shooting that was captured on surveillance video.

“Homeless individuals for no reason have been brutally targeted,” Miami Interim Police Chief Manuel Morales said at a press conference on Thursday night. “They felt the pain and injustice suffered at the hands of a brutal individual.”

The motive for the attacks remains unknown.

Morales said sharp-eyed detectives immediately connected the two attacks. Maceo’slicense plate was visible, giving detectives a crucial lead.

According to an arrest report released on Friday, tactical robbery detectives found Maceo in his car in Kendall on Wednesday. They found his 9 mm Glock, the report said, and ballistics tests soon linked the weapon to the two shootings.

Bullet casings were also found “on the defendant’s person,” the report said. Records showed the gun was purchased by Maceo in January 2018, police said.

Maceo agreed to go to the Miami police department’s homicide bureau for questioning, but the interview was stopped after he asked “for legal advice,” according to the arrest report.

During Friday’s court appearance, Assistant Public Defender Kendal Rinko told the judge that there wasn’t probable cause to keep him jailed. Just because Maceo owned the gun and the car, it doesn’t mean he was the one who carried out the crime, Rinko said.

“Mr. Maceo is never seen carrying out the shooting in this case, or being present in the vehicle during the shooting at issue in this case,” Rinko said.

Circuit Judge Alberto Milian, however, found there was enough evidence for the charge of premeditated attempted murder. He ordered Maceo to remain behind bars, citing the “peculiar pattern” of targeting homeless people in what “appears to be execution-style” attacks.

“I conclude the defendant is a danger to the community,” Milian said.

Investigators believe Maceo also may have been behind a third attack — the murder of a homeless man on Oct. 16 at 27 SE 1 St. Surveillance footage of the suspected killer, shared previously with the public, shows a man who looks exactly like Maceo. Killed in that murder was Manuel Perez, 59.

A Miami Police flier looking for the killer of a homeless man who was murdered on Oct. 16. Miami Police said Thursday they believe the man is Willy Suarez Macias.

Miami-Dade Police Chief, Morales, appealed to the public — and fellow police departments — to come forward with info on more possible victims.

“There may be other victims who suffered at the hands of this ruthless criminal,” Morales said.

Miami police initially arrested Maceo Thursday about 1:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Northwest Sixth Avenue after a sergeant told him “to leave the property and refused to,” according to an arrest report.

Records show Maceo, of Kendall, is a licensed real estate broker; Century 21 lists him as working in Miami, Kendall, South Miami, and Palmetto Bay.

According to his Facebook page, Maceo is from Cuba and attended Miami Sunset Senior High School.

His Facebook page is a Miami potpourri of luxury cars, bikini models, and photos of Maceo at a cryptocurrency conference in June.

His Instagram page features homes for sale across South Florida, and him posing in front of a Porsche at the Cryptocurrency Fintech Convention in 2021 and in real estate videos.

According to state records, Maceo had no previous arrests in Florida before this week. He also had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

 

Oxygen

Jax Miller

Suspected Serial Killer Who Allegedly Targeted Homeless Men Arrested In Florida

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A Florida real estate agent has been arrested and police are accusing him of being a serial killer who targeted homeless victims.

Willy Suarez Maceo, 25, was arrested on Thursday after police tied him to one murder and one attempted murder committed earlier in the week, according to a press conference by the Miami Police Department. Police also named Maceo a suspect in the Oct. 16, 2021 murder of a third individual, prompting authorities to label Maceo as a suspected serial killer.

All three victims were homeless individuals.

Miami Interim Police Chief Manual Morales gave a timeline of events leading up to Maceo’s Dec. 23 arrest. On Tuesday, a witness flagged down a police officer at around 8:00 p.m. after they found a person suffering from what initially looked like blunt force trauma.

“The investigation quickly revealed that the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head,” said Morales, who noted the victim was in “extreme critical condition.”

Two hours later, authorities responded to a 911 call made a complainant who found an unresponsive Black male on the ground, Morales continued. The victim was dead by the time responders arrived at the scene. He, too, had sustained a gunshot wound.

The Miami Herald reported the second victim as 56-year-old Jerome Antonio Price.

“The investigation began,” said Morales. “Officers quickly connected the two incidents, not only because of the short span of time between the two shootings but because both incidents involved victims that were homeless.”

Investigators obtained surveillance video that captured the latter shooting. According to Morales, the suspect drove a black vehicle up to the victim, who was lying on the ground, and shot him multiple times.

Police were able to identify Maceo from the vehicle’s model and license plate number.

Ballistic experts determined the same gun was used in both crimes, according to Chief Morales. When police found Maceo, he was in possession of a firearm with a matching caliber.

The gun was a 9 mm Glock purchased by Maceo in January 2018, according to police reports cited by the Miami Herald. Shell casings were also found in the defendant’s possession.

After police took Maceo into custody, an investigator at the station noticed a resemblance between the suspect and a still shot of a suspect from another murder that occurred on Oct. 16, 2021, according to Morales. Morales stated the victim, who was also homeless, was “horrifically murdered.”

The City of Miami Police Department published the still shot of the October murder suspect in November. According to the Herald, the victim in the case was identified as 59-year-old Manuel Perez.

“The resemblance led us to believe that there was a possible connection and this individual [Maceo] is connected,” said Morales.

On Friday, Maceo was charged with one count of premeditated attempted murder, according to Miami Herald. At the press conference, Morales said Maceo would be charged at a later time for Tuesday’s murder.

Maceo was ordered held without bond.

Assistant Public Defender Kendal Rinko defended Maceo at Friday’s court appearance.

“Mr. Maceo is never seen carrying out the shooting in this case or being present in the vehicle during the shooting at issue in this case,” said Rinko.

In denying the bond, Circuit Judge Alberto Milian cited a “peculiar pattern” of “execution-style” attacks, according to the Herald.

Chief Morales called the murders “senseless” and appealed to other law enforcement agencies to reach out if they had other cases involving a similar pattern. Anyone with information can contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

 

References

  1. Oxygen
    • True Crime
      • Suspected Serial Killer Who Allegedly Targeted Homeless Men Arrested In Florida
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