Two months ago, a suspect vanished after a shooting that killed two people and injured two others in Little Haiti, authorities say.
As a fugitive, Barton Hill, 19, managed to remain free until early Thursday, when police acted on an anonymous tip and found him at a Miami-Dade home, said Barry Golden, senior inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service in Miami.
As authorities converged on the residence at Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 18th Terrace, Hill “came flying out the door and jumped off a balcony,” Golden said. He then ran and got about 20 to 30 yards away from the residence before he was caught by police, Golden said.
Hill was wanted for two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting that happened in the backyard of a home in the 100 block of Northeast 68th Terrace in mid-September, police said.
Jean Zamor, whose stepsons Mackenson Pierre, 17, and Yves Sylvester, 15 were killed, told NBC 6 South Florida in September that he didn’t recognize the suspect.
“I never seen him before,” Zamor said at the time.
A tipster provided information about Hill’s location to the city of Miami police’s homicide unit, which forwarded the tip to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Golden said. The task force includes city of Miami police detectives.
Hill was being held on no bond Thursday night, according to online Miami-Dade Corrections records.