Violent Weekend In Miami-Dade Claims 14-Year-Old Boy And Leaves 2 Other Children Wounded – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 14-year-old boy is lifeless and two different youngsters have been wounded in a violent Sunday in Miami-Dade.

Sadly, and like a sequence of shootings this year in Miami-Dade, each incidents occurred throughout household gatherings. Now two moms, together with a neighborhood activist, are talking out.

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Tangela Sears, a neighborhood activist who lost her 29-year-old son David Queen on May twentieth of 2015 throughout a capturing, informed CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “When you do this, you destroy lives, and killers are winning. It’s a badge of honor for them once they kill our kids. We stop this by putting people in jail and stop playing politics.”

She stated, “It is time for our elected officials to meet with homicide departments to see what resources they need such as bringing in the federal government to see if a task force can solve these cases. When there is no justice for families, a lot of times there’s retaliation on another family.”

Miami-Dade police stated they’ve labored with federal process forces up to now however say that may not be efficient within the newest two circumstances as a result of they’re remoted and unrelated.

Sherita Small lost her 16-year-old son, Zamari Pierre Louis, to gun violence in 2014.

She stated, “That’s why I am in church today because I am having a terrible time after hearing this morning about the killing of a 14-year-old boy. These people have no heart. They are criminal and it is disgusting.”

Even although the three youngsters didn’t attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho can also be talking out.

He stated in a tweet, (*2*)

In the newest crime, Miami-Dade police say a 14-year-old boy who was from out-of-town and right here to go to relations was with them at a park within the Hammocks neighborhood off SW 157 Avenue and 111 Street. He was at a gathering at a pavilion on the park and informed relations he was stepping away to fulfill associates.

Neighbors stated they heard a sequence of pictures and a name to 911 talked about that 4 pictures have been fired. It isn’t identified who shot the kid or why this occurred. There is a reward of as much as $5,000 on this case and folks with info are urged to name Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

That occurred simply after 7 p.m. Sunday night time.

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Neighbor Abdias Suero stated, “I thought it was firecrackers. It didn’t sound like firecrackers. It sounded like shots.”


In one other incident that occurred simply after 2 a.m. on Pierce Street at SW 149 Avenue in Richmond Heights, Miami-Dade police say a person opened fireplace on and wounded two youngsters who’re 4 and 6 years previous and a 27-year-old pregnant lady and a 42-year-old man.

A witness who didn’t wish to present her face or give her title stated, “My kids, three kids were shot. My grandson has to have an operation because a bullet did not come out.”

Miami-Dade police stated the victims have been taken to Jackson South Medical Center and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Surveillance tape captured some frantic moments after the capturing.

Police arrested 30-year-old Alfonso Amaker and charged with 4 counts of tried second-degree homicide. In courtroom, a protection legal professional stated this was a case of self-defense and “stand your ground” as he claimed one other individual was firing at him.

But Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer ordered Amaker to keep away from the victims and haven’t any contact with them and set bond at $25,000 a depend for a complete of $100,000. If he can submit that bond, he can be on home arrest.

This follows a sequence of shootings this year in Miami-Dade.

In January, 6-year-old Chassidy Saunders was shot and killed whereas leaving a celebration in Northwest Miami-Dade. In April, 3-year-old Elijah LaFrance was shot and killed at his personal celebration. On August 10, 12-year-old Makaylah Rolle was shot within the leg and wanted surgical procedure when she was caught in the course of a crossfire whereas enjoying with different youngsters in Opa-Locka.

And on Saturday, September 11, 8-year-old Mauri Robinson was wounded within the buttocks close to his condominium whereas caught in a crossfire between two folks firing their weapons at one another.

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So far, no arrests have been made in that case.

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