MIRAMAR, Fla. – Two teenagers who were taken into custody Monday after a fatal shooting in Miramar were identified Tuesday as Gershon Woods and Nathaniel Williams, both of whom are 16.
According to Miramar police, Woods is facing charges of first-degree murder and armed carjacking. Williams is facing unrelated charges, but authorities said additional charges are pending.
Police said the victim was dropping off a woman in the Hampshire Homes neighborhood just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday when he was approached at gunpoint by the teens.
Police said the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s white 2014 Mercedes after he was shot by Woods.
Police said Woods drove the stolen vehicle to the area of Northwest 213th Street and 38th Avenue in Miami Gardens, where he ditched it and ran away.
He was taken into custody early Monday morning.
Residents in the area told Local 10 News reporter Parker Branton that the suspect had been hiding in a nearby shed.
Victim was beloved bartender
The victim was a 39-year-old man who those close to him say made friends everywhere he went.
Local 10 News is not yet publicly identifying the man, but his neighbor Norma Kendall spoke highly about him.
“Exceptionally nice young man,” she said. “So kind, so helpful, so respectful.”
Kendall said all of this almost didn’t happen to her neighbor.
“He was home not planning to go out and he got a call from a young lady — I guess his girlfriend — telling him to let them go out,” she said.
The victim was a beloved bartender and a longtime employee at J.P. Mulligans sports bar in Pembroke Pines.
“It’s very hurtful to know what happened to him and I pray that justice prevails,” Kendall said.