Police: Boy, 15, arrested for fatal shooting of 16-year-old

Author: the associated press

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Miami-Dade police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and charged him with first-degree murder in the killing of a 16-year-old boy in Homestead.

Police tell local media that two teens were killed and three others were wounded in two incidents over the weekend in South Miami-Dade County. The 15-year-old boy has been charged with killing Rahkeem Brown.

Authorities say Brown and another boy were outside a home Sunday evening when both were shot. Brown died of his injuries.

The shooting occurred one day after – and about 5 miles away from – a shooting in which three teenagers were shot inside a car in Florida City. A 17-year-old girl died and two other girls were wounded.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta says investigators are not sure if the two shootings are related.

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