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Police – NBC 6 South Florida

A man has surrendered to charges in the stabbing death of another man at a 24 Hour Fitness in Miami Gardens last month, officials said.

Andrew Floyd Rodriguez, 28, is charged with attempted murder causing injury after he surrendered to police Tuesday, according to an arrest report.

Andrew Floyd Rodriguez
Andrew Floyd Rodriguez

The incident happened May 9 at the 24 Hour Fitness at 19371 Northwest 27th Avenue.

According to the arrest report, the victim had been stabbed multiple times and was airlifted to Aventura Hospital and underwent emergency surgery.

After the surgery, the victim said he was called out by Rodriguez, who said disrespectful things about his disabled daughter, the report said.

“You are weak, just like your daughter,” he said, according to the report.

Seconds later, the men were fighting and during the fight, the victim noticed he was bleeding from the side of the chest and then saw a knife in Rodriguez’s hand, the report said.

Surveillance footage from the gym showed Rodriguez entering and arming himself with a knife from his gym bag before confronting the victim, the report said.

The footage showed him holding the knife “in a manner to conceal it from the victim” before stabbing the victim multiple times and then fleeing the gym, the report said.

According to the report, the victim dated Rodriguez’s girlfriend in high school and the two had exchanged words a few months before the stabbing.

Rodriguez’s attorney contacted police shortly after the stabbing and he responded to Miami Gardens police with his attorney on Tuesday asking to surrender, the report said.

He was booked into jail and was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Officer Nilsson Herrera, a recent graduate of the Miami Police Department, was at the gym at the time of the stabbing and was able to administer first aid to the victim until firefighters arrived and took over.



Officer Nilsson Herrera was working out at the gym on Northwest 27th Avenue Thursday night when he heard screaming.