What to Know
- Investigators told the judge that both men helped the shooter flee the country after the shooting last weekend.
The attorney for one of the two men arrested Friday for their involvement in the shooting death of a teen girl says his client had nothing to do with the alleged shooter fleeing the country.
In a Miami-Dade courtroom on Saturday, both Mario Conley-Hernandez and Loidel Gomez-Ruoco appeared before a judge on charges of being an accessory to the shooting last weekend of 16-year-old Ana Alvarez Hernandez. Bail was set at $10,000 for both men with a house arrest requirement added for Gomez-Ruoco.
Investigators told the judge that both men helped the shooter flee the country after the shooting last weekend where they allegedly fired into a crowd, striking the Coral Gables High School student who died later after being driven by friends to the hospital.
“We believe there isn’t probably cause for the crime of accessory after the fact,” said attorney Dennis Gonzalez, who is representing Conley-Hernandez. “He in no way rendered aid to the shooter. Being a witness to a crime doesn’t make you a criminal.”
The teen was killed around 2:45 a.m. last Sunday in the parking lot of 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant at 1395 Northwest 57th Avenue near Miami International Airport.
"Not only were they present, they observed the shooting, they know who shot, they all left together," Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.
Police know the shooter's name but aren't releasing it.