Tragically, Florida's reputation as a wayward state with hot-headed gun owners is going to stick with us into the new year. A man attending a screening of The Lone Survivor was shot and killed after he got into an argument over texting.
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. After sixteen hours of deliberation, including 12 today, the six-person, all-female, all-white jury delivered the unanimous decision at 10 p.m. tonight. Apparently the jury could not remove all ... More >>
Nearly two years to the date of his death, the family of Raymond Herisse has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both the Miami Beach and Hialeah police departments. Back in 2011, during Miami Beach's Urban Beach Weekend, Herisse was shot at more than 100 times and struck with 16 bullets. It too ... More >>
On Memorial Day Weekend in 2011, Miami Beach police killed a Palm Beach man named Raymond Herisse in a hail of more than 115 bullets, wounding five bystanders in a terrifying scene caught on camera. Two years later, those shootings victims are still trying to figure out what happened that day.Now a ... More >>
What started as a simple check into a man suspiciously peering into cars on a residential block in west Dade turned into a violent showdown when the suspect jumped into a police cruiser and tried to run down the cops.Before he could strike any police, though, an officer shot and killed the man behin ... More >>
A nightmare scenario played out in front of a Liberty City restaurant yesterday when an armed mugger confronted a mother with two young kids in tow and demanded her purse. The mom, identified by her family as Evelyn Matamoro, handed over her purse without a struggle -- but then the mugger shot her i ... More >>
After the incomprehensible tragedy in Connecticut last Friday, most Floridians reacted like the rest of the nation: by crying, hugging their kids, and having an honest conversation about mental illness and gun control. Tens of thousands of Sunshine State residents, however, also took the massacre as ... More >>
Rodney Blanchard had already solidified his bid for "Worst Person In Florida" when police came to his mobile home this weekend to find that he'd stuffed four live kittens into plastic bags and trapped them in his freezer. But this is Florida, and Blanchard knew he faced stiff competition.Today, he u ... More >>
A tragic scene at a local car wash has left one man dead and his killer on the loose. As already noted by Miami New Times' Riptide, Miami rapper Bizzle (born Robert Labranche) was shot and killed last night by an unidentified assassin at NW Seventh Avenue and NW 54th Street in Liberty City. He was ... More >>
A newly released transcript in a federal case against a family of pot growers indicates they were involved in the unsolved murder of a 17-year-old boy. Four months ago, federal prosecutors announced the bust of Gilberto Santiesteban Jr., along with with his brothers Alexander and Derrick, for runnin ... 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. This week, Luke wants Miami Police to reclaim the parks for the children.This past September 8, shortly after 9 p.m., things were tense in Gibson ... More >>
Charles William Collins was a career drug dealer and petty thief. Miami-Dade police knew as much when two undercover cops followed him into a bright-yellow pawnshop on NW Seventh Avenue in Liberty City on August 14. They pulled out their badges and asked him for ID. Collins said he left it in his ca ... More >>
Greyston Garcia, a 26-year-old Miami resident who beat a murder rap thanks to the craziest interpretation yet of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, was killed Tuesday, the victim of a stray bullet in a gang shooting. His death came three months after second-degree murder charges against him were dropp ... More >>
So a naked a man was shot and killed by City of Miami police yesterday after he was caught literally chewing off the face of another man on a sidewalk near the MacArthur causeway. That's really all you need to know to send your head off into a tizzy, but we'll just add more details to assure you tha ... More >>
It's been almost three weeks now since Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old from Miami, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in his father's Orlando-area suburb. Yet by George Zimmerman, the self proclaimed watchman, remains free. He claims he acted in self defense, a position bolstered by the s ... More >>
A 17-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in Liberty City this afternoon. The student is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital, while police search the area for the culprit.
At 7:30 last night, Bunche Park was humming with activity -- pickup basketball games scuffling on the asphalt, young football players running drills, and moms and dads enjoying the cool November weather. Then a black Chevy Impala slowly drove past and rained at least a dozen bullets on the crowd, ... More >>
Twenty-two-year-old Raymond Herisse has been identified as the man shot and killed by police during an early morning Memorial Day weekend incident in the streets of Miami Beach, according to CBS4's Jim DeFede. Herisse had a long criminal history and had been arrested numerous times before in Palm ... More >>
Last night, a 24-year-old named Jamal Singletary pulled an assault rifle and started shooting at an officer in Allapattah. The detective pulled his own weapon and fired back, killing Singletary on the spot, police say.Singletary becomes the eighth suspect killed by police fire in an urban Miami n ... More >>
via New England PatriotsPatriots safety Brandon Meriweather -- a University of Miami star drafted in the first round in 2007 -- is under investigation in the shooting of two men at a house party in central Florida last week, according to a lawyer representing the victims.Meriweather allegedly pul ... More >>
On Saturday, Miami police shot and killed a 27-year-old suspect in Overtown -- the sixth black man they've killed since last summer. The latest death has left Chief Miguel Exposito fighting for his job and pleading his case to community leaders that cops only use violence when absolutely necessar ... More >>
In today's roundup of the travesties and tragedies of South Florida: A 4-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head, a police officer shoots and kills a man during a traffic stop, the search for a missing boater has turned into a homicide investigation, and a teen dies o ... More >>
Police are remaining tight-lipped about the mysterious shooting this past Saturday at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa that involved a rancid odor and the evacuation of the prime minister of Belize, but racy details are emerging.CBS4's Jim DeFede reports the shooting victim was a t ... More >>
Three men were shot and one killed on NW 44th Street early this morning, just a few blocks from the trendy heart of the Design District.Around 1 a.m., two men walked up to a house at 40 NW 40th St. and sprayed the three victims with bullets before fleeing the scene, says Det. William Moreno, a spoke ... More >>
A driver in Miami Gardens hit a 51-year-old woman, leaving her brain dead, and then fled the scene. Authorities and the family are asking for help tracking down the driver. [CBS4]A father of six early this morning was shot to death in a shower of gunfire outside his home in Miami Gardens. ... More >>
Danny Perez, decked out in a University of Miami jersey and cap, was riding his bike west on NW 79th Street between NW 17th and NW 22nd avenues when he was shot dead. The mysterious murder happened last Friday night at 11:30.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel pronounced the 35-year-old dead on the ... More >>
A Man was shot at MIA lounge last night multiple times, while the shooter sped off in a black Mercedes. [JustNews]The ACLU claims two Miami Beach cops harassed and falsely arrested a gay tourist after he saw the men beating another suspect in handcuffs. [Herald]A man in Stuart died after being attac ... More >>
A family brought a charcoal grill inside to keep warm. They had to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. [JustNews] A 9-year-old girl and her stepfather were found shot to death in their apartment. Police believe it could be a murder-suicide. [FoxNews] Today's 36-degree temperature ... More >>
Kill two men in four days under questionable circumstances. Get caught with drugs in your system and suspended from work. Walk away from it all with $17,242.46. Not a bad deal, right? That's exactly how much Adam Tavss, the former Miami Beach cop, earned from taxpayers when he quietly resign ... More >>
Who is the Miami Beach cop who killed twice in one week?
Four days after being cleared of any wrongdoing in shooting an unarmed tourist, Miami Beach Police Officer Adam Tavss has been involved in another shooting death. The incident reports have not been made public because the fatal shootings are "still under investigation," police say. Facts though ha ... More >>
Two killed, 16 wounded, and no answers in Liberty City.
Yesterday, a veteran Miami-Dade prosecutor told New Times he thinks a story by CBS4's Jim DeFede that aired last week triggered a drive-by shooting in Liberty City on Sunday that left five young men wounded.Today, the video report in question appears to have disappeared from CBS4's website, although ... More >>
Just before 5 p.m. this past Sunday, a Chevy Monte Carlo rolled up before a squat, one-story house in Liberty City. Someone inside the car pulled out an AK-47 and opened fire on a group of young men in the front yard, wounding five. The drive-by was especially significant because it followed an ev ... More >>
Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, Rick Ross, and State Representative Oscar Braynon II. To confirm our breaking news report (which we had up before any other news outlet in the country), the 2nd Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day was in fact interrupted and tainted by gunfire yesterday. By now, reports ... More >>
As police study the grainy video recorded by security cameras during the North Miami Beach shooting of former University of Miami basketball player Bradley Timpf, one has to marvel at the black cloud that has descended over the University of Miami sports community this year. First, in July, junio ... More >>
A murder-suicide left Hialeah Gardens in shock. There were warning signs.
A recently released report suggests that investigators are trying to implicate Denise Calvo in the murder of her husband
Cournisha DeMonick's killing in North Miami recalls the slow pace of justice for Haitians
Four years after their son was killed by an off-duty cop, Joe and Andrea Morello are denied their day in court
Being thrown in jail was supposed to bring down the curtain on Miami drug lords Willy Falc and Sal Magluta. But there was an encore: Death threats, clandestine cameras, illegal searches, and major security violations.
Miami Beach Police Sgt. Dan Pinder was accidentally shot by another cop. Now he's trying to put the hurt on the city.
The investigation into the killing of Andrew Morello is not closed. Yet.
A comatose Danny Donovan hits the jackpot, but there's still the question of who shot him