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Arrest made in killing of Florida City teenager

Noricia Talabert, 17, gunned down while sitting in car

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl in Florida City.

Christopher Walker, who is from Homestead, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and shooting or throwing a deadly missile.

According to Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard, three teenagers, including Noricia Talabert, were sitting in a red Nissan Sentra in the area of Northwest 12th Street and Eighth Court when another car pulled up alongside them and Walker opened fire.

Pinkard said Talabert, who was driving the Sentra, sped off across a vacant lot and crashed into a large tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims, Deanna Clayton, 17, and Daquantay Allen, 17, were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

"We just miss her so much," Talabert's sister, Tiffany Nichols, told Local10 News. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't cry. I miss her, I cry every day. Now this close to Christmas, it's just hard knowing that she's gone like that."

Nichols said her younger sister had no enemies and she doesn't know why Walker targeted her.

"Why my baby sister? Why did you take her away from us like that? That's all I want to know, why? We just want to know why," Nichols said.

Detectives did not immediately say why they believe Walker is responsible for the shooting but said he was found with the help of U.S. marshals in Brooklyn, New York.

He is expected to return to South Florida Wednesday night.


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