Children among 4 people shot in Southwest Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade police are searching for the gunman who opened fire at a Southwest Miami-Dade home early Sunday morning, injuring two adults and two young children. A 4-year-old and 6-year-old child were injured, along with a 27-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man, investigators said.
Friends, family gather to mourn man killed by teenage family member
The deadly shooting took place one week ago, after police said a 19-year-old got into a fight with his family members and then went on a shooting rampage. It wasn’t supposed to be this way though.”It was midday on Saturday, March 6 when police said 19-year-old Ruben Warren Williams went on a shooting spree in his family home. Williams’ grandfather could be seen on neighbor’s surveillance video with two broken ankles, trying to get help. AdPolice said Williams went inside the kitchen and shot and killed his cousin Carlton, then went upstairs and shot at others who had to hide with children inside a room. It all started when the grandfather confronted Williams about smoking pot, authorities said.
Neighbor tells harrowing story of southwest Miami-Dade shooting
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A southwest Miami-Dade woman told Local 10 News about how she and her husband helped a man who had been shot by his grandson. It all happened Saturday morning when a man, later identified as 19-year-old Ruben Warren Williams, went on a shooting rampage, according to police. In surveillance video, you can see the man limping. He’s shooting everybody.’”Shortly before the man showed up at the Pelaez’s door, police said Williams shot his grandfather, his aunt and his cousin. On surveillance video, you can hear the man say, “He’s shooting all through the house.” Then Pelaez asks if Williams is still in the house.
19-year-old shoots grandfather, aunt, kills cousin, then continues rampage through SW Miami-Dade, police say
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A 19-year-old is behind bars after a Saturday morning rampage that terrorized a family and a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood. Williams is accused of shooting and injuring his grandfather and aunt and killing his cousin. According to police documents, Williams became upset when his grandfather spoke to him about his drug use around 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Williams responded by shooting his grandfather, then shooting his aunt, police said. Williams then went upstairs in search of his grandfather and aunt, allegedly not knowing that they had jumped.
WATCH: Brazen thieves ambush car in Pollo Tropical drive-thru
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A crime caught on camera shows two brazen thieves that ambushed a driver who was ordering food at a Pollo Tropical. One of the robbers was seen pointing a gun at the victim at the drive-thru near Southwest 152nd Street and Southwest 116th Avenue on Dec. 9. The other thief could be seen on surveillance video banging on the passenger door with a brick. That same car was caught on other surveillance cameras just hours before casing a jewelry store on Southwest 122th Avenue and 8th Street . The men waited for the victim to leave the jewelry store, where he was followed to the fast-food restaurant.
Police look for gunman after man shot inside his Miami-Dade home
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are searching for a gunman hours after a man was shot inside his home in southwest Miami-Dade County early Monday morning. Investigators taped off the residential area and have been going in and out of the blue and white house for much of the day. Miami-Dade County police say preliminary information indicates that a man entered the home and shot the victim, who was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The video shows a white van pull into the driveway, followed by another car. Soon after, they all run back, the van speeds off and one person runs in the opposite direction, the video shows.
2 men arrested after turnpike chase, bail out, FHP says
Florida Highway Patrol tried to stop a reckless driver when two men got out of the car and took off. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A large police perimeter was set up in Southwest Miami Dade after a police chase and crash around 10:40 a.m. Friday. Florida Highway Patrol said the incident started on the Florida Turnpike in the area of Southwest 112 Avenue when a trooper tried to stop a reckless driver who sped away. People said they saw the men knocking on doors at the South Pointe Apartments and called police. Law enforcement set up a perimeter and both men were caught shortly after.
New conservation center at Zoo Miami is interactive learning experience
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The new Conservation Action Center at Zoo Miami opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 16, but Local 10 was able to get a sneak peek at the hands-on experience. Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill said the idea of the center is to introduce one of the “major pillars of the zoo and that’s conservation, but in a fun way.”There’s plenty to see and do, all with the goal of making it an interactive experience with games like Habitat Whack a Mole and Mating Game. There’s also “What’s the Poop?” where visitors can race to see how fast you can scoop the “poop” into compost bins. So, you can come in here and play a variety of games — Interactive games — to try to get involved and understand why it’s so important and what we do every day to conserve wildlife,” Magill said. The first 500 visitors into the center on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free gift, according to the Zoo.
Questions remain after deadly Southwest Miami-Dade car crash that injured 3 people, including young child
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A deadly car crash in Southwest Miami-Dade claimed the life of one person and sent three others to area trauma centers. Miami-Dade Police said the single-car accident happened along Southwest 238 Street, just east of the Florida Turnpike on Sunday at approximately 5 p.m.Nashira Amundarian witnessed the crash and immediately called 911. The 4th person involved in the crash, a 22-year-old male, died at the scene. Southwest Miami-Dade car accident kills 1, injuries 3, including childAnother person that witnessed the crash was Fernando Quintero. “When the car crashed, there’s a neighbor running,” Amundarian said.
SW Miami-Dade morning crash injures 1 adult, 4 juveniles after driver crashes into palm tree
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A one-car crash in Southwest Miami Dade sent 5 people to the hospital early Saturday morning. Miami-Dade Police said they responded to a vehicle crash in the area of SW 128th Street and 137th Avenue. When Local 10 arrived at the scene, a 4-door Infiniti was wrecked and mangled after crashing into a palm tree. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the injured to Kendall Regional Medical Center and Jackson South Medical Center. Stay tuned to Local 10 and Local 10.com for updates.
1 arrested and 1 dead after pair attempted to rob Miami-Dade corrections officer, cops say
It was around 2 a.m. Thursday when investigators say Clay and another man, Anthony Scott, tried to rob off-duty Miami-Dade corrections officer Travis Scott. Both Anthony Scott and Clay fired shots, hitting Travis Scott in the hand, police say. Travis Scott returned fire, hitting Anthony Scott in the neck. Authorities say Clay drove Anthony Scott to Homestead Hospital, where Anthony Scott later died. Clay’s charges include attempted second-degree murder, second-degree felony murder, attempted armed robbery and tampering with evidence.
1 dead, 2 injured in overnight shooting in Miami-Dade County
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man is dead and another man and woman injured after gunfire rang out around 2 a.m. Thursday in Southwest Miami-Dade, police say. Another woman was injured when her car crashed and flipped over as she was racing away from the scene of the shooting. “A car just came and running and started shooting at another dude,” Miguel said. “When they started shooting, she pulled off — you know, protect herself and the car just flipped,” he said. Miami-Dade police placed more than a dozen evidence markers at the scene Thursday morning, and they’re looking for witnesses and surveillance video.
Man stabbed to death in Publix parking lot, police searching for killer
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE – The brother of a 54-year-old man stabbed in a Publix shopping center parking lot didn’t want to appear on camera, but he told Local 10 he and his elderly parents are devastated and in shock. Miami Dade Police said Alberto Almeida was stabbed multiple times in the Publix parking lot at Southwest 56th Street near 97th Avenue. Officers received a call about a man who was injured in the parking lot around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. A reward is being offered for anyone who has information about the stabbing death of Alberto Almeida Jr. (WPLG)Now homicide investigators are searching for a motive and a killer. Investigators are asking anyone who was in the parking lot or the area around 11:30 p.m. Thursday and believe they saw anything suspicious to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.
Argument leaves woman critical after being shot in head, according to police
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Two people were shot in southwest Miami-Dade Sunday night after police said that the victims and the shooter had an argument at a gathering along Southwest 109th Avenue. Miami-Dade police said around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the victims were followed about a mile from the gathering to Southwest 107th Avenue and Old Cutler Road. Three people were inside another car when they shot at the vehicle. A 54-year-old woman, who was in the back seat of the car, was struck by gunfire in the head and hip. Both victims were transported to Jackson South Medical Center, where the woman is reportedly in critical but stable condition.
Bizarre-acting man at NW Miami-Dade café shoots gun into air injuring 2 people
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The owner of a Northwest Miami-Dade restaurant reportedly tackled a gunman who shot into the air injuring two people at the Gran Parada Café and Restaurant. She said he was swaying back and forth and acting “bizarrely.” That’s when he pulled out a gun and fired into the air, the woman said. It was then that the restaurant owner jumped up from the bar and tackled the gunman at the door. Miami-Dade police said one person struck was in the ankle and a bullet grazed the other victim. Two people were seen being taken inside Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
This Week in South Florida: Rafael Yaniz and Burnadette Norris-Weeks
That’s Southwest Miami-Dade along the coast to Downtown Miami, and the lower part of Miami Beach. This Week in South Florida wanted to get some input on that, as well as other big stories from the week, on our roundtable. Rafael Yaniz is a political analyst and attorney from Miami who usually comes at things from the center-right perspective. Burnadette Norris-Weeks is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, and she’s a Democrat. They joined This Week in South Florida with hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and the discussion can be seen at the top of this page.
State rep alleges there may be more post offices with mail-in ballots piling up
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The post office in Princeton, where video surfaced which appeared to show mail containing possible vote-by-mail ballots stranded for at least a week, might not be the only place with a ballot pile up. McGee and community leaders spoke to Local 10 outside of the Princeton post office on Saturday. “There is a similar situation playing out at the Homestead postal service and the same issues are also happening within the Florida City post office,” McGee said. “The postal service is aware of an online video alleging mishandling of ballots at a post office in south Miami-Dade County. Postal Service, they did reassure us that those vote-by-mail ballots would reach the Supervisor of Elections office by Tuesday, Election Day.
Police: Boys injured in Goulds shooting may have been only ones with gun
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Three boys, ages 9, 14 and 17-years-old who were found Sunday in the courtyard of an apartment complex and all with gunshot wounds, may have been the only ones involved in the shooting. The shooting in Goulds at the Arthur Mays Public Housing project happened around 3 p.m. Sunday. The 9-year-old boy was shot in the stomach and was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Police have not released many details about the shooting, about the gun, or what the three boys were doing with the gun, or where they got it. The 9-year-old boy remains in critical condition.
Shooting leaves 9-year-old critical and 2 teens seriously injured, police say
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A shooting in the Goulds neighborhood has left two teens and a young boy injured. Miami-Dade Police responded Sunday afternoon to the courtyard of a residential community regarding several people shot near Southwest 216th Street and Southwest 113th Avenue, just north of Goulds Park. When police arrived around 3 p.m., they said they discovered three male shooting victims — a 9, 14 and 17-year-old. Detectives did say that the key to solving the case will come from neighbors and other people who were in the area when the shooting happened. “At this point in time, we don’t have a lot of information, so we’re going to require the community’s assistance in providing additional information,” Welch said.
Teachers union concerned after Miami-Dade elementary school shuts down following COVID-19 cases
MIAMI – An increase in cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed in several South Florida schools. Students at Coral Park Elementary in Southwest Miami-Dade were told they must return to online learning online as of Wednesday. According to the district, anyone who had contact with the affected people were notified and all buildings have been sanitized. The teachers' union expressed concerns on Wednesday about the process for communicating positive cases, pointing out the district dashboard does not match the Department of Health list of schools with COVID-19. Local 10 learned late Tuesday that Coral Park Elementary will reopen for in-person learning on Wednesday.
Biden-Harris supporters from Miami spend Sunday at Tropical Park
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The finish line was Tropical Park for a large caravan that went across Southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday in a show of support for the Biden-Harris ticket. Honking car horns, waving flags and cheering, Tropical Park turned into a parade of nations — mostly Hispanics — here to voice their opinions about the upcoming election. “This rhetoric of them being socialist or communist, that’s just to instill fear in the people,” Olvera, a Biden supporter, said. “I am a registered Republican — voted all my life — except I voted by mail. On Saturday, hundreds of Trump supporters drove through Miami, where they passed by supporters standing outside the landmark Versailles on Calle Ocho.
Presidente Supermarket featured in ‘Dirty Dining’ allowed to reopen after roach issue
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – UPDATE: A Presidente Supermarket located on Miller Drive in the Kendall Area of Southwest Miami-Dade has been allowed to reopen its kitchen and receiving area after being shuttered for roach issues. Click here to view the latest inspection report. Presidente had been shut down after a follow-up inspection on Oct. 2 again found a roach issue. The inspector had issued a “stop use” order on ovens and fryers, as well. Staff was warned in September that the receiving area would be shut if the roach issue continued.
SW Miami-Dade Walmart shooting may have been over social-distancing, witnesses say
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Homicide detectives are still working on trying to find out what led up to a fatal shooting inside a Walmart in the Westchester area of Southwest Miami-Dade. But witnesses and customers are telling Local 10 that it may have been the result of a disagreement over COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions inside the store. “There is a possibility that it was about distancing," one witness told Local 10. Anna Grant, a witness inside the store, said. Our hearts go out to those close to the victim and those affected by the events of this morning.”
Family of motorcyclist pleads for person responsible for killing teen to come forward
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The family of a 19-year-old teenager on a motorcycle who was killed in a hit and run, gathered at the spot Thursday where their loved one died. The person who hit the motorcyclist did get out of the car, but instead of helping, police said the driver left the car behind and ran off. The incident happened on Sunday, Sept. 13 around 7:30 p.m. when police said a 2012 Nissan Altima struck Borders' motorcycle near Southwest 282nd Street and 127th Avenue in Southwest Dade. “The driver unfortunately did not survive the accident — the passenger also suffered serious bodily injury,” Detective Jeff Childers of the Miami-Dade Police Department said. “Just imagine if that was your loved one out there and you wanted to know who did this.
Local tributes remember those lost in 9/11
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Occasions around South Florida paid tribute to the victims on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In Southwest Miami-Dade, the lives of those lost during 9/11 became part of a Salute to Healthcare workers sky dive by The Black Daggers, members of the Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. In Miami Lakes, 2,977 flags were planted at Picnic Park West overnight creating a blanket of red, white and blue. Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid hosted a 9/11 Flag Memorial Ceremony on Friday morning along with town officials, police and the city’s fire department. And, in Fort Lauderdale, the city’s Fire Rescue draped an American flag across Broward Boulevard and Southwest 2nd Avenue using one of the department’s firetrucks.
Police investigating midday shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade that left one man dead
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. A man is dead after a shooting in broad daylight, with police left to search for the person who pulled the trigger. Neighbors in Southwest Miami-Dade captured videos and pictures from their backyard, as detectives examined a crime scene across the canal where a man was shot to death Monday afternoon. The shooting happened on Southwest Bird Road, just east of 162nd Avenue. Witnesses reported seeing a group of people fleeing in a car, speeding down Bird Road. Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
Police searching for gunmen who killed 2, injured teen girl across from community center
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Authorities are investigating after two men in their early 20s were shot and killed in broad daylight, not far from a police substation and just across the street from a community center and park in Miami-Dade County. A 17-year-old girl was also shot and injured. Two bodies could be seen covered in yellow tarps in the Southwest Miami Dade neighborhood, where crime scene tape blocked off streets. When officers arrived, they discovered two men in their 20s shot dead and a 17-year-old-girl with severe injuries after she, too, was hit by the gunfire. A lot of people are moving around; somebody had to see something,” Detective Alvaro Zabaleta with Miami-Dade Police said.
Police: Armed robbery motive for murder outside Shell gas station
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The motive behind a shooting Saturday morning that left one man dead outside of a Southwest Miami-Dade Shell gas station was robbery, according to Miami-Dade police. Police said that the thief confronted the victim and then shot him around 8 a.m. at the gas station off Southwest 152nd Street and 122nd Avenue. Investigators spent most of Saturday on the scene, placing several evidence markers next to shell casings. They were also reviewing surveillance video from both inside and outside the gas station. While police would not divulge details to Local 10 as to why they were focusing their attention at the home, they did confirm that it was linked to their search for the gunman in the Shell gas station shooting.
Elementary school launching its first school newspaper
During a time where technology takes precedence over the days of picking up a good ol fashioned newspaper, the students of Calusa Elementary School in Southwest Miami-Dade, are getting a chance to feel what almost seems a bit nostalgic and are starting a printed school newspaper! Calusa is making sure their school motto of being A Step Ahead is maintained in all facets of education. Although keeping students up to date with technology is very important in todays fast paced, digital world having hands on experience with an actual printed school newspaper is something that this A rated school wanted to implement this year. We invite you to check out our first publication, our school and this journey into journalism. Calusa Elementary School is located at 9580 W Calusa Drive, Miami, FL 33186.communitynewspapers.com