Miami Real Estate Agent Turned Serial Killer Targeted Homeless People

Miami Real Estate Agent Turned Serial Killer Targeted Homeless People

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and interim Police Chief Manuel Morales announced on Thursday that detectives were interrogating a suspect in two murders and attempted murder.

Suarez and Morales said Willy Maceo is a suspect in two shootings on Tuesday — including a man who remains hospitalized after he was shot in the head at 400 SW 2nd Ave., in Wynwood — and a man who died after he was shot near the intersection of Miami Ave and 21st Street

Maceo, 25, is also a suspect in a fatal stabbing on Oct. 16, 2021. He is a real estate agent. State records show he obtained his real estate license on June 13, 2018, and reported he lives in Miami-Dade County’s Kendale Lakes neighborhood.

Officers arrested him for trespassing about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at 445 NW 4th St., according to the arrest form. Maceo isn’t facing felony charges yet, but Morales said there is plenty of evidence and it’s only a matter of time before he does.

Morales described Maceo as a “suspected serial killer.” He also said it’s likely Maceo has targeted other homeless people in the city.

“This tragic news cuts to the heart of our community,” Ronald L. Book, chair of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust said in a statement. “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.”