Miami Real Estate Agent Willy Suarez Maceo ‘Serial Killer’ Says Cops
A crypto-loving and Porsche-loving real estate agent has been denied bail after being accused of committing a spate of frightening and unprovoked killings targeting homeless people in Miami.
Willy Suarez Maceo, 25, was arrested and jailed in the Miami-Dade prison system at 2:28 a.m. on Friday for murder.
Acting Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales said Maceo allegedly drove to a homeless man near downtown Miami on Tuesday night and shot him in the head. The unidentified man miraculously survived.
However, about two hours later, he allegedly pulled over in his black Dodge Charger next to another homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk and opened fire, Morales said. This victim, Jerome Antonio Price, 56, has died.
Morales said an eagle-eyed detective saw Maceo’s license plate in surveillance footage of the two shootings, leading detectives to track him down the next day.
When Maceo was arrested in Kendall on Wednesday, officers reportedly found a 9mm Glock in his car and cartridge cases on him. Ballistic tests linked the weapon to the two shots, an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald noted.
Miami police believe Maceo may have been behind the murder of fellow homeless man Manuel Perez, 59, on October 16 in downtown Miami. However, he has yet to be charged with the crime.
A “wanted” poster shared by cops at the time showed surveillance footage of the suspect, which matches Maceo’s appearance, and the suspect’s car, a black Dodge Charger.
“There may be other victims who suffered at the hands of this ruthless criminal,” Morales said, calling Maceo a “suspected serial killer.”
Maceo, who is listed as a licensed real estate broker working for Century 21, goes through âwillyrealestateâ on social media, where he displays a flashy lifestyle filled with fast cars, crypto investments, and luxury home sales.
Earlier this year, he posted images of a Bitcoin convention in Miami as well as a photo of himself next to a Porsche at the Cryptocurrency Fintech Convention.
He describes himself on his Facebook as a “Life Development Leader” and “Brand Owner / CEO”.
Maceo was ordered to be held without bail on Friday afternoon, with circuit judge Alberto Milian citing his “particular model” of targeting the homeless in what “appear to be execution-type attacks”.
Ron Book, chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, said the series of horrific attacks “cut the hearts of our community.”
“No one should be a victim of gun violence, let alone our most vulnerable, the homeless,” he said in a statement to CBS Miami.