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.
On a rural block facing fields of crops a few blocks from the edge of the Everglades in South Dade, a gunfight broke out around 7:45 last night. By the time a swarm of Miami-Dade Police officers reached the remote scene, at least two people were dead and several more were wounded. Police this morn ... More >>
A male student at Redland Middle School was airlifted to a hospital today after being shot around 2:30 this afternoon on school grounds by another student. According to Local 10, the boy was a sixth grader and was grazed in the leg by the bullet.
Less than 24 hours after sounding national alarm bells that a 22-year-old Miami native with ties to the sex trade might be in danger over her connection to the fiery murder of a rapper on the Las Vegas Strip, police have called off the hunt this morning.Tineesha Lashun Howard is no longer considered ... More >>
Officer Reinaldo Goyo, a City of Miami police officer who shot and killed Travis McNeill, a 28-year-old unarmed black man during a traffic stop, has been officially terminated from his position. Goyo had previously avoided criminal manslaughter charges after prosecutors declined to pursuit the case, ... More >>
This much, at least, is clear: Around 5 a.m. this morning, someone opened fire on a Rolls -Royce on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. More than a dozen shots were fired, and the Rolls ended up careening into the front of a restaurant.Now for the real question: Was Rick Ross in the car? Witnesse ... More >>
One suspect is dead and a Miami-Dade detective is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning after an undercover raid on a suspected grow house on Coral Way erupted into a fierce gunfight last night.A narcotics unit that included FBI agents in plainclothes was investigating the house near ... More >>
During last year's string of questionable fatal shootings by Miami police, Officer Reinaldo Goyo shot and killed Travis McNeill, a 28-year-old unarmed black man during a traffic stop. The controversy stemming from the death was, in part, the reason that former police chief Miguel Exposito was fired, ... More >>
Remember last Memorial Day weekend on South Beach? Yes, that was the one when Miami Beach cops unloaded more than a hundred rounds into the car of Raymond Herisse, a Palm Beach resident police say tried to run them over on Collins Avenue. Not all those bullets hit Herisse, though. At least five ... More >>
Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case released a stash of evidence to a mouth-watering press horde yesterday evening, making public hundreds of pages of witness testimony, medical reports and photos. The headline takeaways: Zimmerman was hurt (his nose broken and head bloodied) and a few neighbors ... More >>
George Zimmerman will finally be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to a report from the Washington Post. The charges will be announced in a news conference later this afternoon. However, it's not clear what charges Zimmerman will face.Update at 6:07 p.m.: While emphasiz ... More >>
Update: Wonderfully, Business Insider touted the bogus photo as accurate in a story on how the media is badly reporting the Trayvon Martin saga. Their source for the photo: white power message board Stormfront. If you haven't come across the photo to the right, you probably will in the next day ... 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 suspected car thief fleeing a traffic stop was shot and killed last night in Liberty City by a Miami Beach cop working on a county anti-robbery team.Details are still sparse -- with a Miami-Dade police spokeswoman this morning declining to name the cop or the victim to Riptide -- but she confir ... More >>
A Miami Beach cop shot and killed a man early this morning while trying to break up a fight near 12th Street and Washington Avenue in South Beach. The officer fired two shots into the suspect's stomach, says Deborah Doty, a MBPD spokeswoman, and the man died a short time later."When the officer a ... More >>
A bizarre series of event early this morning lead to Miami-Dade Police fatally shooting a suspect who had stolen a police cruiser. The incident started after the man fled the scene of a deadly car crash that claimed the life of a cab driver.
Miami Times, Novemeber 20, 1948The more things change, the more they stay the same.In the wake of the recent Nocturnal nightclub shooting that killed one, hospitalized others, and sent hundreds stampeding through Downtown Miami, we found evidence of stabbings and shootings at another area establi ... More >>
Brandon Marquis McGheeAbout 3 a.m. this morning, after a beef at Nocturnal in downtown Miami, seven people were shot. So far, only one person has died, but it is the most gruesome attack at a Miami nightclub in years.According to police, the man killed was 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of No ... More >>
Two men are dead after a tragic situation in North Miami Beach last night. Thirty-seven-year-old Jonathan Woolfson is believed to have possibly killed his friend, Troy Longhurst, then Woolfson himself was shot after a stand off with the SWAT team.
An early morning shooting outside of Little Haiti's iconic punk rock dive bar, Churchill's Pub, has left one person dead and another recovering from a gunshot wound in the hospital. The incident happened around 3:30 this morning, and so far police have released few details.
Raymond Herisse was killed in an early-morning police shootout on Memorial Day.In another astonishing chapter of staggering ineptitude surrounding the Miami Beach Police Department, the officer fired last week for running over a couple on the beach during an on-duty ATV joyride was one of the off ... More >>
A City of Miami Police officer has shot and wounded a suspect in Little Havana. Ricardo Orta Jr., a 19-year-old, is in stable condition this morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened outside a dollar store in the strip mall near NW 14th Avenue and West Flagler Street around 6 p. ... More >>
Willa Mae Reed cries when she remembers the last time she saw her grandson, Tarnorris Tyrell Gaye. "He said he was getting a haircut, and he kissed me goodbye," Reed tells Riptide. "I still got a lot of questions about what happened next."Gaye was shot and killed by Miami police in December -- on ... More >>
City of Miami police officers have shot and killed another suspect -- the seventh killed by MPD cops since last summer. The latest shooting happened last night around 11 p.m. at North Miami Avenue and 75th Street, police sources tell Riptide, and left another man in critical condition.Police are ... More >>
Nail salon employee is not a job usually associated with danger, but a worker at the Nails 4 U salon on Biscayne Boulevard and 155th Street was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night for surgery after being shot in the chest on the job.
In today's roundup of horrible news: A woman is arrested after being shot in the face with Botox needles and never paying, a tourist was shot in the face with a gun, and a teenage boy was shot in the head while his 1-year-old niece was shot in the foot in Liberty City.
via NBCMiamiToday's wrap up of the sins of South Florida is a doozy: remains found in the Everglades have been identified as Marisol Ramon and police are searching for her abusive ex-boyfriend, one person is dead after a crash on an I95 exit ramp, a man was shot at a Metrorail station, and a woma ... More >>
If you don't understand the raw anger and grief coursing through Overtown this week over Monday's police shooting of an unarmed man at a traffic stop, check out this video.The emotion is palpable inside Overtown's St. John's Baptist Church, where almost 200 gathered last night to demand answers f ... 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 >>
A real-life episode of Burn Notice essentially played out this weekend at a Miami Beach hotel, complete with a mysterious shooting death, a hastily evacuated foreign head of state, a deathly bad odor and a Hazmat team.It's not clear whether Bruce Campbell was involved -- but frankly, we're not ready ... More >>
"Dudus" Coke, fugitive leader of the Jamaican gang that terrorized South Florida.Elonia and David Reynolds fled crack-flooded Miami Gardens soon after the murder of their daughter. They were afraid-- but not of the drug dealers perched on every corner. It was their own rage that scared them, ... More >>
Two young boys, believed to be only 3 and 7-years-old, were the victims of random AK-47 gunfire this afternoon. Both kids were transported to a hospital, and neither appeared to have life threatening injuries. The shooting happened today around 58th Terrace and NW 12th Avenue. Police ... More >>
Eighteen-year-old Chonshi Thompson died Thursday morning in the South Beach parking garage near 1601 Washington Ave. Two other victims were involved: 18-year-old Sandro Louis was shot in the groin, and 21-year-old Cesar Gonzalez took a bullet to his left hand. Both had fled the scene by the time pol ... More >>
Less than an hour after midnight New Year's Eve, a bullet fell from the sky and plunged into the chest of a 6-year-old Italian tourist hanging out in the Design District with his family. City leaders were horrified and immediately set about to help the victim: Miami's good image. OK, OK, ... More >>
Italian restaurant shooting scene from The Godfather.First you get hit with parking, then with tax and tip, and then by a bullet?In Miami's Design District, anything is possible.A 6-year-old Italian tourist ringing in the new year with his family at Mai Tardi restaurant was struck by a bullet tha ... More >>
Around 3:20 p.m. yesterday, Miami-Dade Police responded to a call at 11210 SW 157th St. that a man was threatening someone with a gun over a landlord-tenant dispute.View Larger MapWhen the cops arrived, a 39-year-old named Iran Delima pulled out a gun. One of the officers pulled his own piece and sh ... More >>
The murderous violence that has recently gripped Opa-locka may have died along with its most infamous victim
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Six months after its debut, the county's scheme to keep teens out of nighttime trouble gets mixed reviews
When it comes to crimes of passion, Hialeah is Dade's undisputed champ. Unfortunately, the competition never lets up.
Bjorn DiMaio and Anthony Vincent are going to jail for the murder of their friend Andrew Morello. Even though they didn't do it.
Miami Beach Police Sgt. Dan Pinder was accidentally shot by another cop. Now he's trying to put the hurt on the city.