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3 teens waited to kill man in his Miami-Dade apartment, police say

Tony Conway fatally shot after returning to apartment Wednesday afternoon

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three teenagers ambushed and killed a 49-year-old man during a robbery in his northwest Miami-Dade County apartment, police said.

Miami-Dade police were called to a shooting Wednesday afternoon at the Silver Blue Lake Apartments.

When police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel arrived, they found Tony Conway dead.
Police arrested two 16-year-old girls, Dashera Davis and Shawntera Jackson, and Travis Charlite, 17, on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Tony Conway was fatally shot after he returned to his apartment.
Tony Conway was fatally shot after he returned to his apartment.

Detective Lee Cowart said the teens broke into Conway's apartment while he was away.

"Once he entered his apartment, he was robbed and shot in the stomach," Cowart said.   

Conway ran out of his apartment and collapsed in the common area of the apartment complex, Cowart said.

The teens face charges of murder, robbery and trespassing. They appeared in juvenile court Friday, but the state plans to prosecute them as adults. 

Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright spoke to Charlite's older brother Friday, who said that the teen was a good kid, who sometimes did "bad things." 

"Sometimes he do the bad things too," Justin Charlite said. "Sometime when people talk to him, he don't listen."

A hearing for Jackson has been scheduled for Jan. 26. 


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