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This is a discussion on Assasination or random act of violence? within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; By TIM CHAPMAN tchapman@MiamiHerald.com Northwest Seventh Avenue is closed near the Miami city limits in North Miami-Dade as police hunt for a killer. The fugitive ...
By TIM CHAPMAN tchapman@MiamiHerald.com
Northwest Seventh Avenue is closed near the Miami city limits in North Miami-Dade as police hunt for a killer.
The fugitive shot a man at Northwest 84th Terrace and took off on foot, tossing the gun and his shirt into a vacant lot as he fled.
Police set up a perimeter encompassing several blocks and brought in at least one helicopter to aid in the search.
They said the man they were looking for was about five-foot nine, 170 pounds and carring a book bag.
He fled south after the shooting.
The scene is near a shopping center on the west side of Seventh Avenue that has a grocery and several smaller stores.
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Man shot dead in front of N. Dade church
BY TIM CHAPMAN
Between a church and store that sells sex toys and videos, a man was shot dead in the street.
The shooter fled, discarding his shirt and his gun in a vacant lot.
Police officers from Miami and Miami-Dade -- the location is right near the Miami city limits -- called in canines and a helicopter to scour the area around Northwest 84th Terrace and Seventh Avenue.
A man was soon captured and taken to Miami-Dade's homicide office for questioning, said Miami-Dade spokesman Roy Rutland. He was not named a suspect yet, police said.
''We heard five shots -- boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,'' said Fred Deutsch, who works in the parts department at nearby Miami-Dade Lincoln Mercury.
The shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The location is in front of the New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, across the street from the Love Stuff store.
Police said the gunman fled south, shedding the weapon and shirt as he ran. Officers blocked off Northwest Seventh Avenue and set up a perimeter covering several blocks.
They said the man they were looking for was about five-foot-nine, 170 pounds and was carrying a book bag when last seen.
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A Miami-Dade officer stands near the body of a young man shot dead next to a bus bench at Northwest 84th Street and Seventh Avenue.
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Murder is murder, whether "assassination" (of those we "care" about) or "random act of violence" (against those we don't). The silly thing is, it's becoming so commonplace, that it's all turning into one big random act of violence. Rats in a cage, I'm tellin' you.
Given that 'assassination' is associated with the selected killing of a high value target, usually for political, military, or ideological reasons, to question if a regular murder was an assassination would be to imply that you know something about the reasoning for the killing itself.Assasination or random act of violence?
Random would imply that the murder was by one party killing a second party unknown to the first or unidentified by the first.
Compare either of those against any other sort of murder such as some sort of grudge murder, revenge, money or drug related, etc. So the notion that is might be either assassination or random seems to be way overly specific without more information.
Considering yourself to be defenseless is the first administrative step to becoming a victim.
I guess execution would have been a better word.
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BY DAVID OVALLE dovalle@MiamiHerald.com
A 19-year-old man shot and killed his sister's ex-lover after the two men argued over their break-up on a Miami-Dade County bus, police said.
Jeorge Smith was booked early Wednesday into a Miami-Dade jail charged with first-degree murder.
Police say he killed a 23-year-old man after they ''were arguing over the victim breaking up with [Smith's] sister'' on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Miami-Dade arrest report.
The argument continued as the men boarded a Metrobus.
They got off at Northwest 85th Street and Seventh Avenue. But that's when Smith whipped out a handgun and shot the man twice in the back of the head, police said.
He continued pumping rounds into the man's body, sprawled next to a bus bench.
Smith ran off but was later captured during an intense manhunt that included police dogs and a helicopter.
He gave a full confession, Miami-Dade homicide Detective Richard Raphael wrote in his arrest report.
He killed the puppy!
Woman's brother charged with killing her ex-lover
A man was shot to death two days after he killed his former girlfriend's puppy, and police said the woman's brother confessed.
BY DAVID OVALLE
Tavaris King could not let go of his ex-lover.
He called Nicole Smith from blocked phone numbers. He pointed his .45-caliber handgun at her and her little brother. And he strangled her golden retriever puppy to death.
By chance, one day after Smith filed for a restraining order against King, her 19-year-old brother encountered him while riding Metrobus 77.
By night's end, Jeorge Smith was jailed on a charge of murder -- after police say he shot King twice in the back of the head at a North Miami-Dade County bus stop.
He confessed to Miami-Dade homicide detectives, police said.
The Smith family declined to talk about the case Thursday. ''We love him and support him,'' Jeorge Smith's mother said through a screen door.
Newly released court documents offer this account:
Nicole Smith and King had been together since last year. They lived in a tiny one-bedroom bungalow in the 800 block of Northwest 81st Street.
King, 23, went by other names -- Tavaris Jones and Eric Osborne -- according to state records.
He had four arrests for domestic battery. In 2003, when he was 18, King was arrested in Miami for punching his uncle as the two argued about cigarettes and coming home late. He was given probation.
In 2006, King was charged with marijuana and cocaine possession.
He entered a program for first-time offenders. No conviction was logged on his record.
King and Nicole Smith's relationship ended last month.
King ''continues to harass [Smith] by showing up at [her] residence and by placing restricted phone calls,'' a domestic-violence injunction reads.
Last month, King showed up demanding money from his former lover. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at her and threatened to shoot.
When Jeorge Smith tried to intervene, King turned the gun on him. He didn't shoot but ran away, according to court records.
On Sunday, Nicole Smith heard her puppy bark. She went outside.
King was there. He pulled his gun, pointed it at Nicole Smith and pushed her to the ground, she said.
King ''grabbed the puppy by the neck and strangled the puppy,'' court records show. ``[King] fled, leaving the puppy to die in the yard.''
He also beat the puppy with a large rock.
Nicole Smith called police to file a report.
On Monday, Smith walked into the North Dade Justice Center, a satellite court branch.
She filed for a temporary restraining order: ``The petitioner states that she is fearful for her safety.''
The following day, Jeorge Smith -- a Miami Dade College student -- planned to go to a local Denny's to pick up a job application. But lacking enough money to take a second bus there, he got off at a stop.
King was there.
The two men boarded Metrobus 77 headed south. What happened on the bus is unclear, but they argued about the breakup with Nicole.
They stepped off the bus at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 85th Street. That's when, police say, Jeorge Smith pulled out a .40-caliber Glock and pumped two rounds into the back of King's head.
King tumbled to the pavement. Jeorge Smith squeezed off several more rounds into his body, police said.
Miami-Dade officers immediately scoured the surrounding streets. Police dogs searched. So did a police helicopter.
Jeorge Smith could not escape.
He was taken to Miami-Dade's homicide bureau, where he confessed to Miami-Dade Detective Richard Raphael, according to a police report.
King was not carrying his .45-caliber handgun. Smith's Glock was found ditched in a nearby field.
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