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Florida man, 7-year-old son shot dead in Miami Gardens

Lavel Mucherson and his 7-year-old son Hezekiah Mucherson identified as the victims of a shooting in Miami Gardens.
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 11:17:06-04

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man and his 7-year-old son were shot dead and found inside a pickup truck in a Miami suburb.

Miami Gardens Police Department said Monday in a statement that they are investigating the murder of 31-year-old Lavel Mucherson and his son Hezekiah.

Detectives told local news outlets they believe it was a "targeted" attack.

The Miami Herald reports Mucherson was arrested in 2014 on a charge of second-degree murder. But the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office concluded three years later that Mucherson could have acted in self-defense.

A judge granted him immunity under Florida's self-defense law.