Third arrest made in fatal shooting of King Carter
Tamar Teems arrested early Friday morning
DORAL, Fla. – A third suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy.
Tamar Teems, 16, was arrested early Friday morning in Doral. He faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the death of King Carter.
Leonard Adams, 18, and Irwen Pressley, 17, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting.
Miami-Dade police said the suspects and target of the shooting had been feuding on social media. Police said the three suspects then drove to the apartment complex of that target, who goes by "Ju Ju," and exchanged gunfire.
An arrest report claims Adams was driving the car when others noticed Ju Ju standing by a stairwell at the Blue Lake Village apartment complex at 1225 NW 103rd Lane.
Ju Ju shot back and was injured, but King, who was walking across the parking lot to buy candy, was struck in the chest, police said.
Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic spoke to Teems' mother Friday morning. She claimed that Teems was visiting a friend at the time of the shooting and was not involved. She said detectives beat Teems at the police station into confessing that he was involved in the shooting. Miami-Dade police deny that allegation.
According to Ameachel Teems, her son has been arrested once before on suspicion of grand theft, but she said Tamar has since turned his life around.
According to court records, Tamar Teems has been arrested in the past on charges of vehicle theft, grand theft, fleeing and eluding police and carrying a concealed weapon.
Police are still searching for the car used in the shooting, believed to be a black 1999 Lexus GS 300 with tinted windows. Its possible tag number is BMG8285 or BMT6457.
A viewing for King was held Friday afternoon and his funeral will take place on Saturday.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade County Public School superintendent Alberto Carvalho attended the viewing to pay their respects.
Flowers, ninja turtles and even a football field surrounded King's casket as dozens of family and friends poured into the church to say their goodbyes.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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