Miami-Dade County police are looking for the man who fatally shot and killed a 15-year-old boy Wednesday night in an incident at a West Little River trailer park.
The school district sent emergency counselors to Horace Mann High School attended by Barry Ellis, who was in eighth grade with classmates who learned today that their friend was killed last night in a shooting.
According to Miami-Dade police, at approximately 4:37 p.m. Wednesday, Barry Ellis was shot and killed inside a home he was visiting. The young man was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition and later died.
Miami-Dade Police Department spokesman Angel Rodriguez said “the young man was transported in a vehicle to the exit of the complex when he was found by members of the City Fire Department. city of Miami”.
The car they attempted to transport the victim in was a dark colored Honda which was left at the scene. From there, paramedics took the victim to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, but it was too late.
“Despite the best efforts of the medical team, this young man did not survive and ended up dying in the hospital from his injuries,” said Detective Ángel Rodríguez, spokesman for the Miami Police Department. -Dad.
Police have identified the victim as a black minor but it is not yet known if he lived in the neighborhood at 8050 Miami Court in northwest Miami-Dade where he was allegedly shot.
“The young man was shot in the upper torso (…) we know from the investigation that it was not self-inflicted but we do not know what the motive is, what is the reason for which this happened,” Miami-Dade police said.
Many community residents who witnessed the hours-long inquest also question the cause of the shooting. It is only known that the people who were in the Honda car are cooperating, but the police, who are still on the trail of the alleged perpetrator.
“There are no words to describe how a parent can feel when they recognize that their 15-year-old son will not be coming home tonight, so it is important that we as a community provide the information and clues needed to be able to bring some peace to this family,” concluded Detective Ángel Rodríguez, spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department.
It remains unclear who was visiting and why, but police said several people were inside the home at the time of the shooting.
A local resident who says the vibe in the neighborhood has gotten a bit ominous lately. “Since I’ve been living here, it wasn’t so dangerous, but now suddenly there’s a bit of drugs, boys with drugs, strange cars. When what happened yesterday happened, it worried him a bit,” reveals Alejandro Mondragon.
Ellis’ mother said that Ellis was a good son, liked to socialize, and was smart. He asks the community to please call the police if you have any information that could lead to the whereabouts of the suspect.
If you have information about this case, you can contact the Miami-Dade Crime Stop Line at 305-471-8477.
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