North Miami Beach police officer injured by suspect at public library, authorities say

A North Miami Beach police officer was injured Thursday during a struggle with a suspect at a public library, authorities said.The incident was reported at the Lafe Allen Memorial Library at 1601 NE 164th St.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the of…

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North Miami Beach police officer injured in crash while on motorcycle

A North Miami Beach police officer was injured Thursday morning in a crash while he was riding a motorcycle, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly before 9:30 a.m. in the area of Northeast 170th Street and West Dixie Highway.

Police said the officer was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It’s unclear whether anyone else was injured.

 

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‘Mommy, I got shot,’ teen says during North Miami Beach shooting

A 15-year-old girl who was at her North Miami Beach home when she was shot is speaking about the incident after spending nearly a month in a hospital.

“It got the point where I couldn’t see nothing, like, it was just going dark,” Melinda Michel said. “I was like, ‘Mommy, mommy, I got shot,’ and after that I don’t remember nothing.”

The teen spent nearly a month in the hospital and is just finding the strength to share her story.

“One to the chest and then it hit my heart, so I had to have heart surgery,” Melinda said.

Melinda said she heard a knock at the door and when she went to answer it, she was shot in the chest.

Hooked up to machines and wires, Melinda underwent a series of surgeries. Her mother is grateful her only daughter managed to pull through.

“One thing I can say is thank God my daughter is alive, my only princess,” Gina Pierre said.

Genesis Anderson is who police said pulled the trigger that night. The 24-year-old was arrested on a charge of attempted murder, something that provides some comfort for Melinda.

“How does that make you feel, that they did find him and put him behind bars?” Local 10 News reporter Shyann Malone asked.

“I feel great,” Melinda said.

It’s the scar that runs from the top of her chest to the bottom of her stomach that reminds the junior reserve officer in training about the day that could have ended her life.

“Sometimes I can’t breathe that good and then I have chest pains,” Melinda said. “Certain movements I can’t do.”

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Man arrested for fatally shooting teen in drug-deal gone wrong, police say

A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for fatally shooting 19-year-old after an argument over 14 grams of marijuana, Miami-Dade police said.Investigators were able to track down Ed Lamarre by following leads that came into the department.Police said t…

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Teen who received football scholarship fatally shot during Craigslist transaction

A 19-year-old man, who recently graduated from high school and had a scholarship to play college football in California, was shot and killed this week.

Police said the shooting was reported just after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Northeast 177th Street and Ninth Avenue. 

Relatives said Brian Brown, who graduated last week from North Miami Beach Senior High School, was shot three times in the back. 

They believe he was shot during a Craigslist transaction.

According to relatives, Brown advertised video games and a play station on Craigslist to sell.

They said he went to meet the person who was going to buy the games and console from him when the shooting happened.

Brown’s father said his son was a good person, who would never hurt anybody.

“Happy, always smiling, a friend to everyone. Everyone who knew him —  I can say at least 200 to 300 people have come here to hug me and told me what a great kid he was. and how much love he just had for everyone,” Gary Brown said. “(He) wouldn’t hurt a fly, wouldn’t hurt anyone. (He) loved animals. He had this dog, you’d think this dog was one of his kids, man.”

Brian Brown’s girlfriend drove him to Jackson North Medical Center. He was then transferred to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, where he died.

Gary Brown said his son was excited for college after receiving a full scholarship to Merced College and had recently gone shopping for furniture for his new dorm room.

He was supposed to leave for northern California on July 1. 

Gary Brown said his son was also working out to stay in shape for the upcoming football season. 

“He was getting ready for it, staying in shape, and everyone, his team mates, friends, everyone was talking about it. He was ready to go,” Gary Brown said.

North Miami Beach Senior High School football coach Jeff Bertani said Brian Brown played on the team for four years.

“He was phenomenal on the field for us,” Bertani said. “He loved every minute he was on that field. His personality was large on the field, his personality was large off the field.”

Brian Brown was the youngest of four siblings in his family.

“I don’t know how I’m going to live without Brian. I don’t know how,” the teen’s mother, Landcy Brown said. 

Miami-Dade police are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 305-471-2400 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 

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Man arrested in shooting of 15-year-old girl in North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach police arrested a man Friday morning in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl earlier this month that left her critically wounded.

Genesis Anderson, 24, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said Milinda Michel Pierre was shot May 11 outside her home in the area of Northeast 155th Terrace and Northeast 14th Avenue.

Milinda’s mother, Gina Pierre, told Local 10 News that she checked on her daughter, who was sleeping, shortly before the shooting. Pierre said she went to sleep and was awakened by her daughter screaming.

“By 11 o’clock, I just hear, ‘Mommy! Mommy! I got shot!’ That’s it,” she said.

Pierre said her daughter was taken to a local hospital in critical condition after the shooting.

“Bless her heart. Milinda is a very strong girl, and we just ask that we continue with prayers for the family, for Milinda, and we’re here fighting for Milinda,” Maj. Richard Rand said.

Authorities interviewed Milinda from her hospital bed, who told them that she knew Anderson for about five months.

Milinda told detectives that she had a falling out with the suspect, who she knew as “G” and considered a friend. She said he showed up to her home with another man May 11, knocked on the door and shot her when she opened it.

Pierre said her daughter attends North Miami Beach High School, where she is a member of the JROTC program and plays volleyball.

“She’s a sweetheart. (I’ve) never had problem with her, and she’s an A student,” Pierre said.

Anderson is being held without bond.

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