Man, 19, arrested in connection with fatal shooting of teen in Cutler Bay
Witness recognized gunman as local rapper, police say
CUTLER BAY, Fla. – A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in Cutler Bay.
Lazaro Ferriero was taken into custody Monday and faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the Aug. 2 shooting of Roberto Javier Morga Jr.
According to authorities, Ferriero shot the victim in the head in front of Cutler Ridge Park near 10100 SW 200th St.
Authorities said a witness identified Ferriero, who she knew as a local rapper, as the gunman.
Police said Ferriero denied having any involvement in the shooting.
A motive remains unclear.
The victim's sister, Jennifer Morga, told Local 10 News reporter Saira Anwer a couple of days after the shooting that her brother was a good, loving teen and his family has so many questions.
"My parents can't even hold themselves up right now. It's very hard on all of us," she said.
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