Willy Suarez Maceo, 25, is being called a “suspected serial killer” by authorities and has been accused of shooting the homeless man, who survived, unprovoked. He’s been ordered to be held without bond by the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, as Miami’s police chief added that the suspect is believed to have shot and killed another homeless man from his black Dodge Charger in Wynwood two hours later. Maceo has yet to be charged with the murder of Antonio Price, 56, which was caught on video.
“Homeless individuals for no reason have been brutally targeted,” Interim Police Chief Manuel Morales said on Thursday. “They felt the pain and injustice suffered at the hands of a brutal individual.”
Maceo’s license plate was reportedly visible on camera, as detectives found the suspect in his car with a 9 mm Glock, which has since been linked to both incidents.
Circuit Judge Alberto Milian, during a court appearance Friday, said there was enough evidence to charge Maceo with premeditated attempted murder, following what “appears to be execution style” attacks of homeless people.
“This tragic news cuts to the heart of our community,” said Ronald L. Book, chair of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, per WSVN. “No one should be the victim of gun violence let alone our most vulnerable, those experiencing homelessness. We stand ready to work with City of Miami Police Department in any way necessary to help solve this senseless crime.”
According to the Herald, investigators also think the suspect may be behind a third attack, of 59-year-old Manuel Perez, who was killed on Oct. 16. A man shown in surveillance footage reportedly looks like Maceo.
“There may be other victims who suffered at the hands of this ruthless criminal,” Morales said, asking the public or other departments to come forward with any other information they may have.