Today is little Shaba's second birthday. He's spending it Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from being shot in the head during a random outburst of gunfire in Liberty City on Sunday morning.
An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>
Following a spree in which City of Miami Police shot and killed seven black men, many of them unarmed, in a span of eight months between 2010 and 2011, the Department of Justice has found that the department's pattern of using excessive force was in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The feds' years ... More >>
An innocent childhood game turned nearly fatal on Saturday after a 13-year-old boy shot his six-year-old sister during a game of hide-and-go-seek. The incident happened Saturday night around 7 p.m. at the family's home in Oakland Park.
On Tuesday morning at approximately 9:35 a.m., Wilbrent Bain Jr., the 19-year-old brother of local rap legend Trina (born Katrina Laverne Taylor), was shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade near 91st Street after a dispute with a friend devolved into gunshots. His street name was "Goonkie." He'd s ... More >>
Up at Florida Atlantic University, communications professor James Tracy has been regaling students for a decade with his thoughts on 9-11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Kennedy assassination. He's basically that uncle who spends all week reading Infowars so he can corner you at Thanksgiving to t ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, two small-time criminals entered a CVS pharmacy in Kendall and allegedly began pocketing some of the goods. By the time Miami-Dade Police officers arrived, Yolanda Thomas and Xavier Johnson were already pulling out of the parking lot and making their getaway.Cops pursued the sho ... More >>
Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke reflects on the parallels between the Newtown massacre and the daily carnage in African-American communities.I'm saddened by the sens ... More >>
For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired ... More >>
For the second time this month, gunmen have opened fire outside Secrets Strip Club at 11340 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami. The latest incident happened early this morning and resulted in the death of one man. Another man was injured.
Nocturnal shooting victim Brandon Marquis McGhee.Miami Police are still investigating a shooting that left one dead, six wounded, and sent hundreds of people stampeding to safety early yesterday morning at Nocturnal nightclub in downtown. New Times reported yesterday that 26-year-old Brandon M ... More >>
photo by chensiyuan via Wikimedia CommonsAn off-duty New York City police officer was shot on South Beach outside a ritzy beach resort early this morning, police say. Miami Beach detectives have shut down Collins Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets today while they search for whomever shot the o ... More >>
Raymond Herisse, the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by Miami Beach and Hialeah police officers over the Memorial Day weekend in Miami Beach, has been identified by police in Boynton Beach as a suspect in a shooting back in November. According to The Pulp, police identified Herisse as the su ... More >>
A 33-year-old woman was shot in the back last night at her home in Miramar, Florida, and police believe that her 3-year-old son was the gunman. The boy might have been playing with the gun when it accidentally fired and sent a bullet through his mother.
Police are investigating a double shooting this morning in Kendall that left a couple dead inside their home. While the investigation is on-going, detectives believe that the incident may have been a double shooting. Two children resided with the couple in the home, but had left for school earlie ... More >>
In today's senseless murder news, a maintenance worker was shot dead while helping police evict a tenant from an Ocean Drive apartment in South Beach this morning. The shooter and a police officer were also injured, though neither seriously.
via FacebookTavaris FairStephanie Peterson, age 22, was babysitting a young child in the apartment of Kizzy Williams, 31, when her boyfriend showed up ready for an argument. Tavaris Fair, 25, fired several shots in the North Miami apartment before ending his own life after a long standoff with polic ... More >>
Miami-Dade police didn't hear the gunshots, but they did hear the phone ring. If it wasn't for an anonymous phone call they may not have found the body of a dead man in a Northwest Miami-Dade apartment. Now, with little clues and few apparent witnesses police must solve the mysterious murder.
Police are searching for suspects in two separate firearm attacks that occurred overnight in North Miami-Dade. One was fatal; the other victim is not expected to survive. A 25-year-old man was found shot to death near his black SUV near Barry University in Miami Shores. In the other shooting, a w ... More >>
The Magic City's violent summer just keeps boiling on, as Miami police shot and killed another suspect early this morning-- the fourth police shooting in just over a month.Details on the latest clash, which ended just a few hours ago, are still sketchy. Sometime after midnight last night, cops we ... More >>
via CBS4In today's news roundup: A dead body is found in a truck, a teacher drives while under the influence of booze and Xanax, and those huge LCD billboards in downtown Miami have a long way to go before they're erected.
via Miami Dade CorrectionsYankier Crespo faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder.Just after 10 this morning, a 32-year-old Cuban immigrant named Yankier Crespo got into a fight with another man riding in his black Camry. The yelling turned into a fistfight, and the men spilled out onto S ... More >>
In today's round up of crime, death and other travesties: a woman is threatening to jump off the Epic hotel, a teen girl is gunned down on the street of Miami, Lobster mini season claims its first victim, and a police chasing involving three different forces ends in a shooting in Hialeah.
Domingo VilaltaIn today's roundup, a missing boater's body is found washed ashore, an arrest is made in the accidental shooting death of a 4-year old, and dozens of veterans weren't notified they might have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV.
Cocaine: not for eating.In today's roundup of the sins of South Beach and the rest of Miami-Dade: The death of a man in police custody is blamed on desperate cocaine ingestion, two separate shootings are being investigated, a string of car break-ins is being questioned, and a boat fire sends one ... More >>
Police have released the name of the victim and information that they've made several arrests in connection with last Saturday's bizarre fatal shooting at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, but they remain tightlipped about other details. Among those details: a report that the victim was shot by a p ... More >>
Turns out the shooting at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa Saturday had nothing to do with hookers, but drugs. At least that's what the Miami Beach Police Department is saying. Oh, and that weird smell? It was pepper spray.
A man, identified by a neighbor as "Enrique" and possibly in his 40s, was shot to death by robbers in Miami Lakes last night. The murder took place around 7 p.m. near the Palmetto Expressway and NW 67th Avenue.When the man arrived home, two men were waiting near his house and demanded something. The ... More >>
Gunfire broke out last night during a women's flag football game at West Perrine Park, at SW 168th Street and 104th Avenue. Three assailants opened fire on the crowd. Four men were shot, and a woman broke her arm while trying to escape. Three of the men were hit in the leg, ... More >>
Our cover story this week is on murders in club land, and unfortunately a shooting last night claimed the life of one man and injured two others. The shooting took place around 4 a.m. at Mint Lounge, at Northwest 187th Street and 25th Avenue in Miami Gardens.According to police, an altercation to ... More >>
Flanked by the victims' sobbing family members, Miami Police Chief John Timoney announced this afternoon the arrest of a suspect in a brazen mass shooting in Overtown.via Miami Police DepartmentRodney Lashawn Miller was arrested early this morning for his role in a July mass shooting.Police nabbe ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police are investigating the death of two men and one woman found shot dead in a West Kendall townhouse Wednesday night.Police hurried to the Point Lake townhomes at 8 p.m. to respond to a call about gunshots fired at 15315 SW 76th Terr.Upon arrival, officers noticed the front door of the ... More >>
One week of living and dying in Miami-Dade.
A two-year-old is shot and sent into a coma over a pot deal.
Local accused of being the most prolific serial killer in Miami history.
Ten murders and Haitian gangs roil the quiet town of North Miami.
An ex-fiancée's testimony sheds light on one of the officers involved in the Mario Barcia case.
When the feds indicted Izzy Gonzalez, they may have reached too far
The State Attorney's Office takes heat no matter what the outcome
And in the case of the Miami Police Department: To Lose
Ed Whittaker, Dade's leading criminalist, finds a lively story in every dead body