16-Year-Old Eric Ellington Arrested in Car-Jacking Double Murder Case
Last week, 23-year-old Julian Soler and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Kennia Duran, were shot and killed outside a Mobile gas station near Miami Gardens after an attempted car-jacking involving a group of three men. Now police have made an arrest in the case, and they believe one of the perpetrators is just 16 years old.
Police believe 16-year-old Eric Ellington is the young man shown in security footage driving a Nissan Pathfinder up to Soler's Mustang. Ellington is then believed to have pulled Soler out of the car and shot him. Duran was killed by a passenger in the Pathfinder.
Miami Gardens Police expect two more arrests to be made in the case.
Ellington, meanwhile, appears to be the then-unnamed person arrested last night in Hollywood, as reported by WSVN.
"I never caught him with a gun, I never saw him with a gun," Erica Love, who identified herself as the suspect's mother, told the station. "Sometimes, you don't know, but I don't want to sound stupid, but I didn't know... I don't know. I'm sorry."
Prosecutors plan to charge Ellington as an adult.
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