The City of Miami had actually not logged a homicide since Curtis Dopson died Jan. 26, a murder now known across the country because detectives questioned Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Johnson. The spell gave investigators on the fifth-floor a breather, time to catch up on pending cases.
It was, of course, just a matter of time. They almost logged one Wednesday morning in Overtown, when two gunmen sprayed an apartment building with gunfire and wounded a 27-year-old. Another Miami brazen daylight attack. The man survived. On a separate note, I'm being followed by Daniel Laine, a French documentary filmmaker who is working on Miami piece. I joked with the Miami cops that now I have my own First 48.
In the evening, the entire homicide unit was having a meeting when the radio crackled that a man just shot had died on Northwest 12th Place off 43rd Street. Needless to say, the whole unit was out there helping out.