A northwest Miami-Dade street was officially renamed Thursday in honor of a little boy who was killed by a stray bullet last year.
A ceremony was held to rename Northwest 104th Street between 11th and 12th avenues King Carter Street, a tribute to the 6-year-old boy whose life was cut short by gun violence.
"Very overwhelming, very thankful, appreciative of the commissioners, the pastors, everybody who simply made a donation of love," father Santonio Carter said.
"His name being on the street, I'm so happy, it is a bittersweet moment, I'm smiling now, but it's crazy," mother Monica Carter said.
King was the unintended target when he was taken by an errant bullet Feb. 20, 2016. His tragic death sparked outrage in the community and prompted protests.
Three people were later arrested in connection to King’s shooting death: Leonard Adams, Irwen Pressley and Tamar Teems. Police said King was caught in the crossfire as the teens tried to settle a social media feud with someone who lived at the 6-year-old’s apartment building.
Thursday would have been the boy's 8th birthday.
"Every single day, as soon as I get up in the morning, if I do not feel like getting up, it's just that little push, that's him saying 'mom get up, you got to do it today,'" Monica Carter said.