Teens to be Charged as Adults in Shooting of Miami Gardens Teen

Three teenagers will be charged as adults in the fatal shooting of a Miami Gardens teen.

Rachid Jacques and Quamaine McMillian, both 16, and Devon Vickers, 15, will be charged as adults in the shooting death of 17-year-old Roderick Sweeting, who was gunned down outside an apartment complex on April 5.

According to one of the suspects' attorneys, the three boys accused of the shooting at one point were friends with Sweeting. Court documents claim the shooting was gang-related and that the suspects are in a gang called the Cloverleaf Boys.

Sweeting was shot 20 times and died just steps from his mother's front door while walking home from school, police said.

An arrest report also states the teens were caught on a nearby security camera in the act. At least one teens' finger prints were found on the fence, the report says.

Jacques, McMillian and Vickers are facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges.

Stay with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.

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