South Florida

Teen Accused in Coral Gables Carjacking, Shooting Appears in Court

Luis Basalo was the target of a week-long manhunt in South Florida. He made his first appearance in bond court on Thursday.

"Armed carjacking and attempted murder. This is from Oct. 31," said Judge Mindy Glazer, Miami-Dade Bond Court.

Basalo, wearing a suicide prevention vest, faced a bond court judge with his private attorney.

Police said Basalo went on a crime spree Halloween night, carjacked and shot two teenagers, then left them for dead. The victims survived and told their horrific stories to police.

Basalo is also being looked at for other crimes within the county, but for now, the only charges he faces are from the Halloween night carjacking.

When Judge Glazer asked Basalo whether he suffers from any mental health conditions, he answered, "Yes. Anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and sometimes I hear voices."

Even though Basalo was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged crime spree, he'll be prosecuted as an adult. He could get life in prison if convicted of the crimes prosecutors say he committed.

Basalo remains in jail with no bond. He'll be back in court on Friday for his arraignment.

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