An 18-year-old suspect named Barton Coy Hill is wanted for the shooting that killed two people and injured two others in Little Haiti, Miami Police said Wednesday.
Hill is wanted for two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting that happened in the backyard of a home at 134 NE 68th Terrace late Monday night, police said.
Jean Zamor, whose stepsons Mackenson Pierre, 17, and Yves Sylvester, 15 were killed, told NBC 6 South Florida that he didn’t recognize the suspect.
“I never seen him before,” Zamor said.
The grieving man said he arrived at the home Monday when tragedy struck and knew there was trouble when he saw people running.
“And when I got home we see all the mess – his face – because they grow up in my hands, you know,” Zamor said, his voice breaking.
Detectives said their legwork produced enough leads to give them probable cause to arrest Hill in the shooting. Police said he is 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds.
His last known addresses were at 20931 NW 34th Court in Miami Gardens near the football stadium, and an apartment complex at 115 NE 71st St. just a few blocks from where the gunfire rang out, according to police.
“We finally put a face on the animal that took the lives of these two young men,” said Miami Police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz.
Someone knows the man police are looking for, he said.
“You have the name, you have the face. Now, it’s only a matter of time of capturing him,” Cruz said.
Besides Zamor’s stepsons, another teen was shot in the arm Monday, and a fourth was shot in the leg. Zamor said he hopes the two who survived will remember more once they see Hill's picture.