Third Teen Arrested in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy: MDPD

A third teen has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 6-year-old King Carter who was killed in a drive-by shooting in northeast Miami-Dade last weekend.

Miami-Dade Police confirmed the arrest via Twitter Friday morning.

The third suspect is a 16-year-old male from northwest Miami-Dade. He's facing charges of second-degree murder and premeditated attempted murder.

Police said he confessed to being at the scene when the gunshots rang out at Carter's apartment complex and told police he took one of the other two teens charged to the hospital because he had a neck wound after a shoot out.

The teen didn't attend a juvenile court hearing Friday afternoon, where his mother answered questions from a judge, who ordered him to be held in secure juvenile detention.

Records showed the teen has been charged with grand theft of a vehicle three times, as well as carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing from police.

The two other teens have already been charged in the shooting which was allegedly the result of a dispute on social media between the teens and another male.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the incident started with a dispute on social media between Leonard Adams, 18; Irwen Pressley, 17; and another man identified as "Juju."

Police say 6-year-old Carter was killed when Adams and Pressley exchanged gunfire with "Juju" last Saturday outside Carter's apartment complex in the 1200 block of Northeast 103rd Lane, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw Adams and Pressley get into a car that was waiting for them after the shooting while a third person drove off.

Adams and Pressley are charged with second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. They've been ordered held without bond.

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

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.

Police said they're also looking for a 1999 black Lexus GS 300 that was involved in the shooting. It has possible temporary tags of BMG8285 and BMT6457.

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

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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