MIAMI – Charges have been added for the 15-year-old son of the Canadian consul general who was arrested after two people were killed in a drug deal gone bad, including his older brother.
Marc Wabafiyebazu is charged with felony murder and corruption by threats made against a public servant.
According to an arrest report, Wabafiyebazu threatened to kill a detective by shooting him in the head while he was sitting inside the homicide unit of Miami police headquarters.
Meanwhile, police have confirmed that a fourth person involved in the shooting is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His identity has not been released and it's unclear whether he was an innocent bystander or a suspect.
The shooting happened about 2:15 p.m. Monday at an apartment building in the 3600 block of Southwest 17th Terrace.
Police said Marc and his brother, Jean Wabafiyebazu, 17, who were both armed with guns, planned to rob drug dealers at a home in the Coral Way district. The two brothers drove to the alleged drug deal in a BMW belonging to their mother, Roxanne Dube.
Jean Wabafiyebazu was shot and killed inside the home. Joshua Wright, one of the suspected drug dealers, was also killed. A third man, Anthony Rodriguez, 19, was wounded and drove off after allegedly trying to sell the teens two pounds of marijuana. He was later found at a nearby gas station, police said.
A woman who lives in the apartment complex told Local 10 News that she saw Marc Wabafiyebazu moments after the shooting.
"A guy runs out of there. He runs out of there and he looks like he has a gun or something, and he is shouting at somebody and waving his arms," said Susan Salas. "It seemed to me like he put the gun to his head, knelt to the ground and throws it over, and that is when the cops come."
Rodriguez faces charges of felony murder and marijuana possession with intent to sell.
The Canadian government and the U.S. State Department are working with police in the investigation.
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