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Man arrested in fatal shooting of 7-year-old boy denied bond

Defense attorney claims Dravin Duke, 19, misidentified as gunman

MIAMI – A 19-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in Miami's Richmond Heights neighborhood was ordered to be held in jail without bond Wednesday.

Dravein "Pop" Duke turned himself in to police Tuesday, a day after the pickup truck used in the shooting was found, but his attorney claims that his client was misidentified as the gunman.

"We are investigating the case, we are moving forward and we do believe we will prove Mr. Duke's innocence after all the evidence comes out," attorney Richard Gregg said.

Maxwell Trewin, 21, was also arrested Tuesday and is accused of driving the getaway car. Both men face a second-degree murder charge in the death of Amiere Castro, a first-grade honor roll student at Coral Reef Elementary.

Duke also faces additional charges of premeditated murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

According to police, Amiere was shot in the head after Duke sprayed the home with an AK-47. He was holding a pet ferret and watching TV at a family member’s home.

Loved ones said he died in his brother's arms at his cousin's home. His mom was on her way to pick the boys up when she heard about the shooting.

Local 10 News learned that a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old who were also wounded were the intended targets in the drive-by shooting after a marijuana deal gone wrong.


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