Miami, FL (June 11, 2019) – 18-year-old Jaquavius Matthews, who had recently been arrested following a shooting, has now been arrested on charges for his second fatal shooting.
The incident took place at the Honey Hill Mobile Home Park on Northwest 199th Street on March 23. The victim, identified as 27-year-old Shelsy Medina, pulled her truck into the parking lot near the mobile home where she lived. Matthews and another accomplice walked past her vehicle multiple times before they began walking toward her.
Deputies arrived that day to find that Medina had been shot to the left side of her head and was lying deceased on the ground. When deputies viewed surveillance videos, they found Matthews and the other man running away from the scene.
Detectives found that Medina had been shot at close range. Authorities are not sure of a motive for the shooting at this time, though Matthews has confessed.
The other suspect was arrested and identified as 16-year-old Antione Edward Lynch.
The teens have been charged with first-degree murder.
Miami First-Degree Murder Laws
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