Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in South Miami

Neighbors said that the teen who was shot tried to run home to his family's house, but collapsed feet away from the home

By Bobby Brooks
|  Monday, Jul 29, 2013  |  Updated 8:17 AM EDT
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Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in South Miami late Sunday night, Miami-Dade Police said. Neighbors said that after the teen was shot, he tried to run home to his family's house, but collapsed feet away from the home. Neighbor Edward Butler said he couldn’t believe the shooting had happened.

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in South Miami late Sunday night, Miami-Dade Police said. Neighbors said that after the teen was shot, he tried to run home to his family's house, but collapsed feet away from the home. Neighbor Edward Butler said he couldn’t believe the shooting had happened.

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Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in South Miami late Sunday night, Miami-Dade Police said.

He was fatally shot near the 6300 block of 59th Avenue at about 10:43 p.m., police said in a statement. Neighbors said that after the teen was shot, he tried to run home to his family's house, but collapsed feet away from the home.

Shortly after family members and friends learned of the shooting, there was an emotional scene between them and police, as officers sought to keep people away from the scene.

Police have not released the identity of the victim, nor identified any suspects.

Neighbor Edward Butler said he couldn’t believe the shooting had happened.

“I came here and I saw them working on him with two shots in his chest, man, I was like, I just couldn’t believe it,” he said.

Neighbor Julia Mae Holton said she heard at least three shots fired.

“It sounded like a .22 to me. I don’t know what it was, but that’s what it sounded like to me,” she said.

A tiny makeshift memorial with two teddy bears has been started at the spot where the teen collapsed.

Authorities ask anyone with information on the incident to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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