Bond Set for Third Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of Child

The third man arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting that took the life of a 7-year-old appeared in court Thursday.

Michael Tobler is accused of trying to kill the teens who are in turn, accused of killing Amiere Castro in a drive-by shooting last Sunday.

"This is a case where his actions led to the unfortunate death of a child," said Judge Mindy Glazer, Miami-Dade Bond Court.

According to the arrest report, Dravein Duke and Maxwell Trewin went to buy marijuana from Tobler. They had an argument and Tobler allegedly pointed a gun at them, and fired towards them.

"He does have a juvenile history and a prior withhold in 2013 for burglary to a dwelling," the prosecutor said in court Thursday.

Tobler is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.

This was only hours before Castro died from a stray bullet that went through the walls of his cousin's home. The child was opening Christmas presents when Duke allegedly fired into the house because of an earlier argument with somebody there.

The violent crime left the Richmond Heights Park community stunned. "Everybody is sad about it and we're sad that it happened in our community," one neighbor said.

Duke and Trewin are both in jail awaiting their trials, as well as Tobler.

The judge increased Tobler's bond to $50,000 and also gave him house arrest until he comes back to court for his arraignment.

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