No Bond for Two Teens Charged in Shooting of King Carter

Two teens charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy in northeast Miami-Dade made their first appearances in court Thursday where they were ordered held without bond.

Leonard Adams, 18, and Irwen Pressley, 17, are charged with second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting that killed King Carter Saturday.

Both were appointed public defenders and will remain behind bars until their next court hearing.

Carter was killed when Adams and Pressley exchanged gunfire with another person outside Carter's apartment complex in the 1200 block of Northeast 103rd Lane, police said.

Police said the incident started with a dispute on social media between Adams and Pressley and the other man.

Several rallies have been held since Carter's death with community members outraged at the shooting. Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and they're still looking for other possible suspects.

Another rally was held Thursday evening, prompting community members to once again speak out against the violence plaguing the area.

"Enough is enough. We have to do something about this," said Tawana Akins, Carter's aunt.

Akins has been a teacher with Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 13 years, and she believes an end to gun violence begins at home.

"These parents need to be held accountable. Stop blaming everybody else and thinking everybody else is supposed to be raising their children," she expressed.

Blocks away from the rally for Cater, a group of local coaches and athletes gathered for a press conference to offer another solution to the rise in youth violence.

Retired NFL player Randal Hill encourages parents to enroll their children in different sports programs to eliminate idol time that may lead to bad decisions.

"A lot of kids and or families complain about, these kids don't have a family, or they don't have a father figure. Okay, well, the coaches are right there. The coaches are parents, they're counselors," Hill said.

The viewing for Carter will be held Friday at 4 p.m. and the funeral will be held Saturday.

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