MIAMI – A man accused of killing a 10-year-old boy during a robbery at a Miami nail salon in 2013 appeared in court Tuesday, where a Miami-Dade County judge said he is competent to stand trial.
Detectives said Anthawn Ragan Jr. and another man opened fire inside Nail Hong-Kong on Nov. 26, 2013, which was Ragan's 19 birthday, hitting Aaron Vu and his father, Hai Nam Vu.
Ragan was arrested on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, armed robbery, aggravated assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Police said Ragan and another man also killed someone else, Luis Perez, 21, earlier that month outside a Motel 7 at 13445 NW Seventh Avenue in North Miami.
He is also believed to be involved in two robberies in Miami-Dade County.
Court records show that Ragan has been arrested eight times since 2007. Charges include armed robbery, possession of a firearm and theft.
He was first arrested when he was just 13 years old on allegations that he hit a school employee.
Anyone with information about the second man involved in Vu's killing is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.