Miami-Dade state attorney asks for help in solving teen’s killing

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle is asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter who killed a 17-year-old boy last week in Miami. 

“At 8 p.m. (Friday), 17-year-old Robert Smith was gunned down in the city of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood,” Fernandez-Rundle said in a video posted Monday on Twitter. “Robert was standing outside a friend’s home on Northwest 63rd Street and Third Court when someone drove by and opened fire on Robert and his friends.”

The shooting happened just a block away from Miami Edison Senior High School. 

A Miami Fire Rescue crew took Smith to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died.

“If you know anything about this senseless murder, please call in your anonymous tips to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS,” Fernandez-Rundle said. “We need your eyes and ears to help us solve Robert’s murder. His life matters. We need your help to stop the killing.”

We need your help to find those responsible for the senseless murder of Robert Smith this past Friday night @CityofMiami #LittleHaiti area. pic.twitter.com/axYLHrLpqv

— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) July 17, 2017

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Miami-Dade state attorney asks for help in solving teen’s killing

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle is asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter who killed a 17-year-old boy last week in Miami. 

“At 8 p.m. (Friday), 17-year-old Robert Smith was gunned down in the city of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood,” Fernandez-Rundle said in a video posted Monday on Twitter. “Robert was standing outside a friend’s home on Northwest 63rd Street and Third Court when someone drove by and opened fire on Robert and his friends.”

The shooting happened just a block away from Miami Edison Senior High School. 

A Miami Fire Rescue crew took Smith to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died.

“If you know anything about this senseless murder, please call in your anonymous tips to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS,” Fernandez-Rundle said. “We need your eyes and ears to help us solve Robert’s murder. His life matters. We need your help to stop the killing.”

We need your help to find those responsible for the senseless murder of Robert Smith this past Friday night @CityofMiami #LittleHaiti area. pic.twitter.com/axYLHrLpqv

— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) July 17, 2017

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Woman killed in Miami’s Coral Way neighborhood

A woman with burgundy hair was killed early Saturday morning in Miami’s Coral Way area, according to the Miami Police Department. 

Miami Police Department spokesman Rene Pimentel said the woman, who is in her 40s or 50s and appears to be Hispanic, was shot in the head several times.

“I heard three shots,” Nidia Andrade said. “I was scared.”

Andrade walked out of her house to find the woman dead on the sidewalk at Southwest 19th Avenue and 14th Terrace. 

Police are still working to identify the woman who was killed. She was wearing a gold necklace, sneakers, a gray tank top and blue jeans. Her pockets were empty. Police added that the woman’s thumbnails were grown out and polished with glitter. Investigators are hoping the distinctive description will help them identify the victim. 

Detectives believe it was not a drive-by shooting or a robbery. They were asking anyone with information to call Detective L. Sanchez at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. 

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Local 10 News’ Melissa Alonso contributed to this story.

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Traffic alert: Several vehicles crash in Northwest Miami-Dade

Six drivers crashed near Interstate 95 in Northwest Miami-Dade on Saturday afternoon, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Felipe Lay said there were nine injured in the crash at Northwest 150 Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue in the Golden Glades neighborhood.  

Lay said paramedics took two seriously injured to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. 

“The rest were in fair condition,” Lay said. 

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Local 10 News Marcine Joseph contributed to this report. 

 

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Teen dies in shooting near Miami Edison Senior High School

Keisha Brown was watching her nieces and nephews play when she heard gun shots. 

They were playing in a low-income residential neighborhood between Miami Edison Senior High School and the Athalie Range Park.

“It’s very frustrating,” Brown said after the Friday night shooting at Northwest 64th Street and Third Court.

There was a bicycle on the ground. A 17-year-old male was bleeding. Brown thought he had made it, but on Saturday Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimentel said he died at Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Detectives were still searching for his killer on Saturday afternoon. 

Earlier this year, Jarvis Henderson, 16, a Miami Edison Senior High School student was fatally shot. The crime scene was near Northeast 59th Terrace and North Miami Avenue. 

Jarvis, who was a junior in the school band, died while visiting his girlfriend. He was in “great academic standing,” according to Miami Edison Senior High School principal Try Diggs. 

The gun violence in the area this year also wounded 14-year-old Jason Gardner, 15-year-old Lawrencia Barrett and 18-year-old Alexander Satalling.  

Local 10 News’ My Future, My Choice campaign continues to explore ways on how to reduce the gun violence that continues to victimize children and teenagers in South Florida. 

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Woman killed in Miami’s Coral Way neighborhood

A woman with burgundy hair was killed early Saturday morning in Miami’s Coral Way area, according to the Miami Police Department. 

Miami Police Department spokesman Rene Pimentel said the woman, who is in her 40s or 50s and appears to be Hispanic, was shot in the head several times.

“I heard three shots,” Nidia Andrade said. “I was scared.”

Andrade walked out of her house to find the woman dead on the sidewalk at Southwest 19th Avenue and 14th Terrace. 

Police are still working to identify the woman who was killed. She was wearing a gold necklace, sneakers, a gray tank top and blue jeans. Her pockets were empty. Police added that the woman’s thumbnails were grown out and polished with glitter. Investigators are hoping the distinctive description will help them identify the victim. 

Detectives believe it was not a drive-by shooting or a robbery. They were asking anyone with information to call Detective L. Sanchez at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. 

This is a developing story. Refresh this link for the latest information. 

Local 10 News’ Melissa Alonso contributed to this story.

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