Pedro Vargas, 43

Hialeah, Florida
July 27, 2013

Agencies: Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE | Hialeah Police Department Florida

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


A grazed gunman stalked from apartment to apartment, systematically killing his neighbors at a South Florida apartment complex before a police SWAT team shot him dead early Saturday.

Police described how Pedro Vargas methodically executed the managers of his building and a family that lived nearby - before firing randomly into the street and killing a man who was parking his car.

Police say he kicked his way into a third-floor apartment, where he shot to death Patricio Simono, 54; his wife Merly Niebles, 51; and their 17-year-old daughter Priscilla Perez.