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Welcome to the hot seat, Miguel Exposito.
Just a few hours after Tomas Regalado named his choice for new chief of the City of Miami PD, the first murder of the not-yet-official Exposito era crackled across the police radio.
The details are still sketchy, but sometime before 8:15 p.m. a man was standing in front of his vehicle at 14th Ave. and NW 27th St. when bullets started flying.
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The victim was hit multiple times. He was dead on the street by the time police arrived a few minutes later.
Police aren't releasing the name yet as they try to notify the man's family, says Officer Jeffrey Giordano, a Miami PD spokesman.
Exposito, meanwhile, is expected to be named chief at an 11 a.m. news conference today.