Man charged in baptism party murder

Louis Kenson Avril, 26, charged with killing Wilson Alexis

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police have charged a man who they say shot and killed a person during a baptism party on Jan. 5.

Police were able to identify and arrest 26-year-old Louis Kenson Avril Friday in the killing of 21-year-old Wilson Alexis.

The Joseph family was celebrating the baptism of their 5-month-old godchild Sunday when a group of uninvited guests showed up at the home.

The family decided to close down the party and told everyone to leave. At that time, an argument was taking place that escalated into the street.

Alexis tried to intervene and stop the fight when two shots were fired, striking him, according to police.

Avril is being charged with first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm, first-degree attempted premeditated murder with a firearm and reckless displace of a firearm.

Anyone with any information on this shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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