Pastor killed outside flea market may have been caught in crossfire of argument

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Pastor Gregory Boyd was known for the high-energy messages he would deliver at New Birth Harvest Outreach Ministries Churches of Deliverance.

Loved ones and the congregation are now mourning his death Boyd’s death after he was killed in a drive-by shooting outside The Village Flea Market and Mall in Northwest Miami-Dade Thursday.

Miami-Dade Police said Boyd was walking by a shoe store when an argument between a woman and a group of men broke out. A second group of men approached as the argument heated up and gunfire erupted and the pastor was shot, according to the Associated Press.

Police are investigating but believe that Boyd was caught in the crossfire of gunshots from the argument.

Pastor shot outside flea market possibly caught in crossfire of argument

One of what police believe was about 20 shots fire broke the glass at JS Fashion Jewelry, going right through to the cash register area.

Owner Joon Suh said that is where he would have been standing but he and his customers ran to the back when they heard the first shots.

The gunfire erupted as Local 10 reporter Terrell Forney and videographer Nick Lupo were outside of the flea market broadcasting a live report about the arrest of two men suspected in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl.

“I’m waiting to wrap up the package before we go live again and all of a sudden I hear all of these shots,” Forney said. “I hear, 'Pop! Pop! Pop! ... and it feels like it never really stopped.”

Local 10 provided police with video Lupo recorded in hopes that it may help with the investigation into how Boyd was killed.

About the Author:

Amy Viteri is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined Local 10 News in September 2015. She's currently an investigative reporter and enjoys uncovering issues facing South Florida communities. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she's happy to be back in South Florida, where she earned a masters degree at the University of Miami.