Teen faces manslaughter charge in 15-year-old's shooting death
Police say 14-year-old boy fatally shot Jakyri Fleurimar inside Miami-Dade County home
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old Hollywood boy.
Jakyri Fleurimar was fatally shot inside a northwest Miami-Dade County home Wednesday.
"They meet here for the coach to pick them up and take them to school, so this is like a routine," Cora Stevens, Fleurimar's grandmother, told Local 10 News. "It isn't anything different. What happened here today different is the gun."
The shooting was reported at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday at 5321 NW 27th Place.
Someone inside the home dialed 911, police said.
"I don't know what happened," Stevens said. "I received a phone call that he was shot. The next call I got, he was dead."
Local 10 News is withholding the name of the alleged 14-year-old shooter because of his age.
Fleurimar was described by relatives as a student with strong academic and athletic skills. The 15-year-old played football for McArthur High School in Hollywood, but he had recently been accepted to Doral Academy Preparatory School, where he had already started practicing on the football field ahead of the upcoming school year.
Family members told Local 10 that several other teenage players were with Fleurimar at the time of the shooting.
"The little boy is who was playing with the gun," Jasmine Tatum, Fleurimar's aunt, told Local 10. "He, they say, took the clip out, took the gun out, put the clip in and shot (Fleurimar) in the stomach."
Three boys and one girl between the ages of 12-18 were in the home during the incident. They were taken to the Miami-Dade Police Department, where they were interviewed separately.
Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was an accident.
Family members of the young victim gathered outside the lime green home as crime scene detectives processed the area.
"He don't do anything to anyone," Erika Eutsy, the victim's older sister, told Local 10. "He never had problems with people. That's why I'm still not understanding."
By nightfall, loved ones wailed in agony as the body of the 15-year old was removed from the home.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear.
Fleurimar would have celebrated his 16th birthday in just a few weeks.
"Just one of the best we just lost -- that's how I want him to be remembered," Stevens said.
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