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First arrest made tied to Aventura Mall shooting

Teen accused of illegally carrying concealed firearm but not firing it

Teen arrested in connection to Aventura Mall shooting
Teen arrested in connection to Aventura Mall shooting

AVENTURA, Fla. – Police have made the first arrest that appears to be in connection to the shooting at Aventura Mall on May 8.

Chrisey Pressley, 18, of Doral, faces a charge of illegally carrying a concealed firearm at the mall that day. Pressley lists his occupation as a singer and performs under the stage name FBE Chris.

Three people were shot and two others were injured running out of the mall on that Saturday afternoon, the day before Mother’s Day.

Police said at the time that it was a fight between two groups of people that escalated.

According to Pressley’s arrest form, he was seen pulling out a gun and showing it, but never firing it, before he took off and ran out of the mall.

On the day of the shooting, Aventura Police Maj. Michael Bentolila said, “An individual displayed a weapon, the other group another individual pulled out a weapon and actually used it.”

Pressley has already been released from jail on bond.

There have not been any other arrests in the case, and police say they can’t comment further because it is an ongoing investigation.

About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.