2 confess to shooting that led to death of high school senior over sneaker sale

Deal made over social media turned deadly

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police have arrested the two men responsible for the shooting of two teens, one of them dying from her bullet wounds.

On Saturday, police arrested George Walton and Adrian Cosby, both 19, who are facing multiple felony charges, including second-degree murder for the death of 18-year-old high school senior Andrea Camps Lacayo. Camps Lacayo attended Terra Environmental Research Institute and had been accepted to FIU where she wanted to pursue a nursing degree.

Miami-Dade police say Sergio Berben was lured due to an advertisement on social media. According to police, Berben had arranged to meet with Walton in the area of 27052 SW 121 Court in Homestead to sell three pairs of sneakers for $935. He and girlfriend Camps Lacayo drove to meet the people they believed wanted to buy the shoes.

Upon arrival, police said Berben was directed to drive around the corner to an abandoned house, where he met with Walton, who asked to try on the shoes.

George Walton (left) and Adrian Cosby (right) have been charged in connection to the murder of Andrea Camps Lacayo. (WPLG)

But Berben said he wanted to see the money for the purchase before handing over the shoes. That’s when police said Cosby approached the driver’s side of Berben’s white 2018 Jeep Wrangler, pulled out a gun, and shot both Berben and Camps Lacayo, who was in the passenger’s seat.

Berben drove off to seek medical attention for he and Camps Lacayo, who was pronounced dead after being taken to Jackson South Medical Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

According to the arrest report, Walton said that his only intention for meeting with Berben was to steal the sneakers once he tried them on.

Both Walton and Cosby are being held without bond.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.