Teenager arrested for armed robbery, attempted murder

15-year-old accused of robbing man at bus stop

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MIAMI - Police on Sunday arrested a 15-year-old accused of robbing and shooting a man at a bus stop.

The robbery happened Sunday at 5815 NW 12th Avenue.

The 15-year-old asked the victim what time it was, police said. When the victim answered, the 15-year-old pulled out a handgun and began pistol whipping him.

"Give me your money and empty your pockets," the 15-year-old told the victim, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim dropped $50 on the ground, police said. The 15-year-old picked it up and began walking away, then stopped, shot the victim twice, and ran off.

Officers saw the 15-year-old throw something behind a house before they arrested him. They later found a stolen handgun there.

Police charged the 15-year-old with armed robbery with a firearm, attempted murder, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand theft, resisting arrest without violence, and discharging a firearm in public.

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

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