Suspect in deadly Miami Beach shooting surrenders

A Margate man suspected in a fatal shooting in Miami Beach turned himself in Thursday, authorities said.

He surrendered two days after police released surveillance video of a shooter firing a gun on a Miami Beach street moments before a man was shot and killed nearby.

Alan Michael Alt, 32, has a history of arrests in Florida for DUI, reckless driving, theft and marijuana and has lived in Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach and Virginia Beach, Va., records show.

Alt turned himself in at the Miami Beach Police Department late Thursday morning, said Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency.

The fatal shooting happened at about 11:41 pm. at 14th Street and Collins Avenue, a few blocks south of the Lincoln Road tourist destination, police said.

The man who died was 33, had arrests for battery, robbery and drug sales and possession, and was known to police in the Ocean Drive area of South Beach. His identity is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Alt told police he shot the man in self defense after he was attacked and beaten in an alley in what he presumed was a robbery attempt, according to Alt’s statement.

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