Drive-By Shooting Leads to Teen's Arrest in Miami, Victim Injured

Drive-By Shooting Leads to Teen’s Arrest in Miami, Victim Injured

A 16-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder following a drive-by shooting in Miami last month that left one person hospitalized, according to police.

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 outside a grocery store near the 6900 block of Northwest 17th Avenue. Upon arrival, detectives found a male victim with a gunshot wound, who was then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

A companion of the victim reported to the police that, as they were leaving the corner store, a black Maxima followed them.

The person inside the vehicle, identified as 16-year-old Omari Afelix Terry of Miami, allegedly fired multiple rounds in their direction, according to the arrest report.

The victim stated that as he and a friend were running for safety, he was hit by a bullet in the thigh and took cover in the bushes. The black Maxima fled in an unknown direction after the shooting.

Miami police detectives found seven bullet casings scattered between the parking lot and Northwest 70th Street at the shooting scene. The statement of the second victim corroborated with the male who was shot.

After canvassing the scene, detectives obtained video footage of the shooting from a nearby business. Terry waived his Miranda rights and provided a statement to the police, redacted in the arrest report.

Authorities mentioned that Terry denied the allegations of possessing a gun, claiming that he gave it to 19-year-old Denzel Robinson, who was with him in the vehicle during the shooting.

Terry was arrested around 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 and taken to a nearby juvenile assessment center. Court records indicate that Terry is facing one count of second-degree attempted murder.

As of Thursday, he is held without bond at the Metrowest Detention Center in Miami-Dade County.

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