Facebook helps lead to arrests of 3 murder suspects, BSO says
Trio of teens jailed in shooting death of Deerfield Beach man
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office has arrested three teenagers in the shooting death of a man outside his Deerfield Beach home, turning to Facebook to help detectives identify the suspects.
BSO spokeswoman Gina Carter said Alexander Glover, 19, along with a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, are facing murder charges in the Sept. 9 death of Joseph Fernando Medina-Herrera, 21.
Carter said the 16-year-old arranged to meet with Medina-Herrera via Facebook to buy marijuana.
Once the three met and the victim got into the backseat of the car, there was a struggle involving the 17-year-old, and he shot Medina-Herrera in the back, Carter said. She said the same bullet also struck Glover in the leg.
Carter said the trio returned to Hollywood and split the stolen drugs between them. Glover then went to Memorial Hospital West and filed a police report saying he had shot himself in the leg while smoking marijuana.
Detectives were later able to find the Facebook messages on the victim's phone, Carter said. The messages came from the 16-year-old's cellphone and Facebook account, Carter said.
A day after the shooting, the girl turned off her phone and shut down her Facebook account, Carter said.
Detectives also recovered the gun used in the shooting from the 17-year-old's backpack, Carter said.
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