Louis Salgar Murder: Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of Miami Musician and Bartender

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Seventeen days ago, Louis Salgar was murdered.

The well-known Miami punk musician and Gramps/Broken Shaker bartender had been shot in his own home and left to die. His car was stolen. And the murderer fled.

The next day, Palm Beach Police located Salgar's gray Honda Accord, abandoned on the edge of the Breakers Hotel property in West Palm Beach. A search for suspects continued till dark. But no one was apprehended.

Today, though, the Miami Police Department has identified the man who may be responsible: Raul Reinosa.

UPDATE A memorial benefit will be held at Churchill's Pub for Louis Salgar to benefit his family.

See also: Louis Salgar, Miami Punk Musician and Bartender, Murdered

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Via Florida Department of Corrections and St. Johns County Sherriff's Office
Mugshots of Raul Reinosa in 1996 and 2014.

According to MPD, the 51-year-old (also known as Raul Reinosa or Reinoso Martinez) randomly selected Salgar's home at 8551 NE Eighth Court to rob it because he needed food and wanted drugs.

During the burglary, Salgar returned to the residence and discovered Reinosa in a closet. There was a struggle, police say, before the musician and bartender was shot by the suspect with a gun that was already in the house. Some time later, one of Salgar's two roommates found his body and called the authorities.

The following morning, after discovering the stolen Honda in West Palm, Miami detectives had the vehicle analyzed by forensics, which led to witnesses who confirmed that Reinosa was in possession of a laptop and other things taken from Salgar's home.

But as the Miami Herald reports, it wasn't until this week that Reinosa was finally located. The murder suspect was arrested by police in St. Augustine, Florida, and charged with probation violations when he was found wandering along I-95 with a bayonet.

According to Florida Department of Corrections records, Reinosa had been previously convicted of robbery with a weapon in Duval County in 1996. He served three years and four months before his release in 2000.

Still being held near St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Reinosa will be extradited to Miami, where he will face second-degree murder charges.

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176 NW 24th St., Miami, FL

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33 comments
Evan Jay
Evan Jay

smh hurts every time i see his face

Susi Perla
Susi Perla

Salgar was loved by so many. May he RIP

Valerie Petralia
Valerie Petralia

Missin Louie everyday. The sweetest and most passionate bartender in Miami. Forever missed.

Francesca Angiuli-Lopez
Francesca Angiuli-Lopez

This is incredibly sad, i mean he could have just ran away but instead he took a life for his desperation. Pointless.

Rob Montero
Rob Montero

Fucking lowlife piece of shit! Rot in hell, Bitch!!!!!

derppderpp
derppderpp

I wonder who owns the weapon and why it was not stashed proper.

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Edward, yes. We confirmed the DOB and names with police.

Michael Francis
Michael Francis

Such a sad story a good life taken for nothing rest in peace louis you won't be forgotten

Hvt Rob
Hvt Rob

Big middle finger to everyone who said he was shot because he was mixed up with bad ppl and a delinquent. Prayers to his fam and friends. Tragic

David Salinas
David Salinas

Fuck fuck fuck I knew he looked familiar and now this is real. I knew I've seen him before. Prayers to his family and friends

CutTheString
CutTheString

Sad, killed by a gun that the criminal found in the house.   Another hard statistic on why owning a gun makes you LESS safe.   Cue the uneducated rebuttals...

Chris Ball
Chris Ball

Kayly Marquez wow babe look at that crap!

Deana Gutierrez
Deana Gutierrez

I didn't personally know Louis but he definitely made some amazing drinks. So glad they found the motherfucker.

derppderpp
derppderpp

@CutTheString 
i dont understand why a gun and ammunition was left in a non-secure place.... especially in a home with no alarm system and in that sketch area.

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