A teen has been arrested in a North Miami shooting that left an aspiring rapper and a photographer dead over the summer.
Beetoo Pierre, 17, is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder charges in the deaths of Justin McAdam, 31, and Kenson Pierre, 22, North Miami Police officials said Tuesday.
McAdam and Kenson Pierre were shot and killed in front of a home on June 19.
Kenson Pierre, known also as “Short Kidd,” was an aspiring rapper in his neighborhood which was the setting of many of his music videos. McAdam, better known as JBlanco, was an aspiring photographer who often worked with Pierre.
Kenson Pierre's younger brother Jimmy told NBC 6 he recognized Beetoo Pierre, who he said had stolen from his cousin's home. Jimmy Pierre did not want to provide additional comment.
"There was some type of beef, some type of disagreement between Beetoo and the victims," said North Miami Police spokesman Neal Cuevas. "This is how he settled the arguments."
Police did not specify exactly how they found Beetoo Pierre, but Cuevas said community members helped them solve the crime.