Police arrested a second suspect in an August home invasion robbery after matching his DNA to a gun and ski mask left behind at the home.
On August 13, four people celebrating a birthday were sitting on the front porch of 1379 NE 177th Street when two armed and masked men approached them, police said. The men, identified as, Katajan Fulton and Demoy Peart, demanded money and valuables.
Fulton, 25, and Peart, 17, stole gold chains, watches, and cell phones before entering the house, according to the affidavit.
Several party attendees who were inside the house heard what was happening and called 911.
When officers arrived, they saw the two men running out of the back door of the house and began to chase them.
They took Fulton into custody. He was charged with multiple counts of kidnapping, home invasion robbery, grand theft and other related charges.
Peart outran the officers, but dropped his ski mask and gun, police said. Investigators then matched his DNA to the ski mask and gun.
On Nov. 20, the Miami-Dade County Robbery Intervention Detail carried out a traffic stop of the car Peart was driving and took him into custody. He was charged with armed home invasion robbery, kidnapping, grand theft, and resisting an officer with violence.