MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on two fatal shootings in Miami Beach (all times local):
A New York man faces a murder charge after a parking dispute escalated into gunfire in Florida.
An arrest report says 19-year-old Jeffery Alexander of Brooklyn, New York, was riding in a BMW attempting to parallel park late Sunday on Miami Beach’s popular Ocean Drive.
Police said the BMW hit a parked Buick several times before the Buick’s owner walked over with a friend.
The report says the BMW’s driver handed a gun to Alexander, who fired as the car pulled away from the parking space.
The Buick’s owner was shot in the leg. Thirty-year-old Ladarian Tyrell Phillips of Homestead, Florida, was fatally shot in the back.
Alexander was held without bond Monday at a Miami-Dade County jail on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.
Two men were fatally shot after an argument over a parking space in a crowded Florida tourist district.
Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says two Miami-Dade County men suffered gunshot wounds in the dispute late Sunday along a popular stretch of Ocean Drive. One victim died at a hospital.
Rodriguez says a car fleeing the scene crashed into two police cars several blocks away but didn’t stop completely until two officers fired at it.
One suspect in the car was shot and died at a hospital. Three other suspects in the car were detained.
Rodriguez says investigators believe they have identified the shooter from parking space dispute, and charges are pending.
Miami-Dade Police will investigate the shooting involving the two Miami Beach officers. Both were placed on administrative leave.
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