Arrests Made in Weekend Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old Girl in Miami-Dade - NBC 6 South Florida

Arrests Made in Weekend Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old Girl in Miami-Dade

Loidel Gomez-Rouco, 20, and 22-year-old Mario Conley-Hernandez were arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Ana Alvarez-Hernandez

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    Two Arrested in 16-Year-Old's Murder

    Police have arrested two people they say were involved in the shooting death of Ana Alvarez Hernandez. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports.

    (Published Friday, July 12, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Loidel Gomez-Rouco, 20, and 22-year-old Mario Conley-Hernandez were arrested in the death of 16-year-old Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, police said.

    • The teen was killed around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant at 1395 Northwest 57th Avenue.

    Police have arrested two people they say were involved in the shooting death of a Miami-Dade teenager last weekend.

    Miami-Dade Police said Friday that two men - 20-year-old Loidel Gomez-Rouco and 22-year-old Mario Conley-Hernandez - were arrested in the death of 16-year-old Ana Alvarez-Hernandez.

    The teen was killed around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant at 1395 Northwest 57th Avenue.

    Both men were charged with accessory after the fact in the case, with Miami-Dade police saying they are searching for at least one more subject involved.

    Arrests Made in Stray Bullet Death of Teen in Miami

    [MI] Arrests Made in Stray Bullet Death of Teen in Miami

    Two men were arrested for their role in the death of a 16-year-old girl late Sunday night.

    (Published Friday, July 12, 2019)

    According to police, the teen was killed after a fight broke out between two groups of males. Someone took out a firearm and opened fire, and while Alvarez-Hernandez was seeking cover, she was hit by a stray bullet.

    Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said the gunman fled the country after the shooting. He added that Gomez-Rouco and Conley-Hernandez know the gunman and knew he was going to flee.

    "Not only were they present, they observed the shooting, they know who shot, they all left together," Zabaleta said.

    More Details on Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

    [MI] More Details on Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

    NBC 6's Andrea Martinez has more on 16-year-old Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, who came to the U.S. from Cuba two years ago.

    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019)

    A friend took Alvarez-Hernandez to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    Police know the shooter's name but aren't releasing it. They said they're working with federal officials to try to bring him back to the country.

    Gomez-Rouco and Conley-Hernandez were both booked into jail and appeared in court Friday. Gomez-Rouco was given $10,000 bond with house arrest and must surrender his passport, while Conley-Hernandez was due back in court on Saturday. 

    "No overt act was committed by my client, we believe he is a witness. Being a witness to a crime does not make you a criminal, you just saw something happen. That's all that happened with my client and we're going to vigorously defend him on that basis," said attorney Dennis Gonzalez, who represents Conley-Hernandez.

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