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    Corey Smith (46) a High School football coach was shot and killed in Miami, a 15 year old has been arrested

    https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...in-miami-dade/


    WEST LITTLE RIVER, Fla. ? A shooting left a 46-year-old Miami Senior High School?s football coach dead on Monday in Miami-Dade County?s West Little River neighborhood, police said. Miami-Dade school board members held a moment of silence in his honor during an afternoon meeting.

    Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the victim was Corey Smith, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools' employee who was a member of the athletics' staff at the high school.

    Zabaleta said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel pronounced Smith dead inside his home near the intersection of Northwest 96th Terrace and Northwest 21st Avenue. He also said there was a 15-year-old boy inside the home at the time of the shooting. The boy wasn?t injured.

    Manny Diaz, University of Miami?s football coach, was among the many who were mourning the loss of the football coach.

    ?Our entire football program is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Corey Smith,? Diaz wrote in a statement. ?Our condolences go out to his family and the entire Miami High community.?

    Willie Jones, Smith?s neighbor and friend, said the beloved coach?s death at his home was a great loss to the community.

    ?He always got them on the right path,? Jones said, adding ?There?s a lot of kids that?s in the league, college, probably wouldn?t even have made it through high school without him because he was always there for them like a big brother, uncle, father figure.?

    Smith started to work with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 1999, and he also taught at Charles Drew Middle School in Miami-Dade?s Brownsville neighborhood. Tyrone Hilton said it was Smith?s dream job. He credited him with propelling his son?s career. T.Y. Hilton, an NFL wide receiver, plays with the Indianapolis Colts.

    ?He touched a lot of lives, a lot of young kids minds,? said Hilton. ?A role model in this community.?s.

    Smith?s home is east of the Village Flea Market and Mall where Rev. Gregory Boyd was killed in the crossfire of a Sept. 10 shooting. Local 10 News journalists witnessed the shooting while reporting on 7-year-old Alana Washington?s shooting death.

    DADE COUNTY MOURNING ABOUT THIS ONE 😢💔😢💔 COACH COREY

    Posted by Nathaniel Greatone on Monday, September 21, 2020
    Boy that news bought tears to my eyes. RIP Coach Corey Smith

    Posted by Kennek Angel Rose on Monday, September 21, 2020
    R.I.P Coach Corey Smith💔 All I can say is wow, Fly High you?ve gained your wings

    Posted by Nonchalant CheChe on Monday, September 21, 2020
    Com?on Man 2020 You Done Struck Once Again. Not You Coach😪 R.I.P My Brother Corey Smith

    Posted by Thomas E. Clark on Monday, September 21, 2020

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    “He also said there was a 15-year-old boy inside the home at the time of the shooting. The boy wasn't injured.”

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    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A Miami Senior High School football coach was murdered with his own gun by a teen who he considered to be his nephew, according to an arrest affidavit. It was the 15-year old’s mother who went to police two days after the killing to tell them the boy admitted to her that he shot Corey Smith.

    Smith, 46, was found dead in his West Little River home at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Detectives believe he was shot several times about 9:10 a.m.

    Miami-Dade Police said the other person inside Smith’s West Little River home when paramedics and police arrived Monday morning was the teenager.

    The teen told police that he was in the bathroom when he heard “approximately three shots.” He said that’s when he found Smith, whom he considered an uncle, dead on the floor. He called his mother first and she then called 911. But through their investigation, detectives said that no one else had entered the home at any point.



    The arrest affidavit stated: “A review of the surveillance video camera footage revealed that no other individuals entered the residential driveway, which leads to the front entry door of the residence.”

    Two days after Smith was killed and detectives had interviewed family, the teen’s mother reached out to police asking for another meeting. The affidavit stated that “during the interview, the defendant’s mother stated that the defendant confessed to her that he had killed his uncle, the victim.”

    The teen was taken into custody Thursday.

    He is facing a second degree murder charge.

    Law enforcement said he is the son of Lamar Alexander, one of two suspects killed in the hijacking of a UPS truck driver last December. The pursuit ended with a Dec. 5 shootout in Miramar. Alexander, 41, and three others died.

    Smith told Local 10 in December after the Miramar shooting that Alexander was his brother and that, “He just made bad decisions in life and it cost him.” Investigators said Alexander and Smith were not blood related, but grew up together. Smith considered him to be like a brother, according to police.

    As for why the teen would kill a man he considered his uncle? There is no word on a motive, but detectives said they did find more than $7,000 of Smith’s money hidden in the 15-year-old boy’s clothes. Detectives discovered jeans containing $7,450 inside the pocket that were discovered inside of a plastic garbage bag inside the home.

    Detectives detailed through their investigation how the murder happened: “Between the hours 7:52 a.m. and 9:12 a.m., the defendant obtained the victim’s 9mm Beretta firearm, approached the victim as he was inside of the den area of the residence, and fired multiple gunshots at the victim.”

    The state has 21 days to decide if he will be charged as an adult. His attorney said that he has a prior psychological history and hopes that doesn’t happen. The attorney said that the teen fell through the cracks despite all of his family’s efforts to get him help.

    A statement from the Rod Vereen, the teenager’s attorney, read: “I am hopeful that, because the State is aware of this child’s prior psychological history, the State Attorney Office will do the right thing and keep this case in the juvenile division. The family, admittedly, does not know the facts or what occurred here, other than the limited statement allegedly made by an incompetent child. What is a fact, is that the family has been seeking help for this child for years and somehow this child, like many others, fell through the cracks. The family has hired me to seal those cracks and help get this child the help he needs and see that he is treated fairly by the criminal justice and properly represented, no matter what the allegations.”

    Smith started to work with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 1999, and he also taught at Charles Drew Middle School in Miami-Dade’s Brownsville neighborhood. Tyrone Hilton said it was Smith’s dream job. He credited him with propelling his son’s career. T.Y. Hilton, an NFL wide receiver, plays with the Indianapolis Colts.

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