Samuel Jones arrested in fatal shooting of another teen

Miami-Dade police say suspect identified from surveillance video


MIAMI – A teenager faces a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of another teen in northwest Miami-Dade County.

Samuel Jones was arrested Thursday in connection with the Dec. 11 shooting death of Eric Varner.

Miami-Dade police said Jones, 17, was identified as the shooter from surveillance video.

According to the police report, "an associate of the victim" said Varner, 19, was shot while they were walking along Northwest 50th Street between 23rd and 24th avenues. The witness said Jones was walking towards them on the same side of the street when he pulled out a gun and shot Varner.

A motive for the shooting wasn't stated in the report.

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