Man sus­pected of shoot­ing 3 peo­ple is in cus­tody, po­lice say; 15-year-old girl is miss­ing

Miami Herald - - LOCAL & STATE - BY CHARLES RABIN AND MONIQUE O. MADAN cra­[email protected]­ami­her­ald.com [email protected]­ami­her­ald.com

A sus­pect in the shoot­ing of three peo­ple in Mi­ami Gar­dens on Fri­day turned him­self in after a city­wide search, po­lice said.

William Brice, 21, was be­ing ques­tioned Fri­day night at the Mi­ami Gar­dens Po­lice De­part­ment. Po­lice said he was iden­ti­fied by anony­mous tip­sters. Po­lice then called Brice’s fam­ily mem­bers, who brought him to the po­lice sta­tion.

“We’ll know more when the sus­pect is fully in­ter­viewed,” Mi­ami Gar­dens po­lice spokesman Car­los Austin said Fri­day night. “As of right now he has not been ar­rested but is be­ing de­tained.”

Brice was be­lieved to have been on the run with a 15-year-old girl who is re­lated to the three vic­tims. Po­lice said it is still un­clear if he was with the teen but said the girl was not present when he turned him­self in.

The early-morn­ing con­fronta­tion out­side an aban­doned home on North­west 30th Av­enue and East Bunche Park Drive cre­ated chaos as po­lice is­sued an or­der for res­i­dents to re­main in­doors and at least three area schools were placed on lock­down.

Po­lice said the three vic­tims, who did not suf­fer life-threat­en­ing in­juries, are the ju­ve­nile’s mother, aunt, and un­cle. One of them was able to take a pic­ture of the sus­pect with a cell­phone be­fore be­ing shot.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the miss­ing teen as Janiya John­son, 15, and said fam­ily mem­bers de­ter­mined she was at the home on East Bunche Park Drive from GPS co­or­di­nates taken from an an­kle bracelet she is wear­ing. Po­lice were not cer­tain whether she was with the sus­pect, who ran away after the shoot­ings.

Po­lice had posted the sus­pect’s pic­ture on the de­part­ment’s Twit­ter site and tweeted that they were “ac­tively look­ing for the sub­ject in the Bunche Park area. If you see him, call 911 im­me­di­ately. Sub­ject armed and dan­ger­ous. Stay in­doors.”

MATIAS J. OCNER moc­[email protected]­ami­her­ald.com

Mi­ami Gar­dens po­lice work near Bunche Park and North­west 23rd Av­enue on Fri­day. Three peo­ple were shot on North­west 30th Av­enue and East Bunche Park Drive.

Mi­ami Gar­dens Po­lice De­part­ment

Po­lice say this is William Brice, left, and were ques­tion­ing him Fri­day about the shoot­ing of the mother, aunt, and un­cle of Janiya John­son, 15. Janiya was still miss­ing.

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