Homicide suspect on the run after killing woman

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Melvin Arias, 33

Marion Oaks —  Authorities are still searching for a 33-year-old man who shot and killed a Marion Oaks woman early this month.

Records show Milagros Guzman Lopez, 47, was gunned down at a shopping plaza in Marion Oaks on Friday, January 12.

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Milagros Guzman (deceased)

According to Witnesses, a man, later identified as Melvin Arias, had an argument with Lopez in front of a nearby Marion Oaks business. Witnesses said during the argument, Arias went to his car, retrieved a handgun, and shot Lopez.


Arias then fled the scene.

He is currently wanted and on the run.

Arias is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.