Teen Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of Miami Senior High Football Coach – NBC 6 South Florida | #teacher | #children | #kids

A 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Miami Senior High School head football coach Corey Smith.

Corey Smith, 46, was found shot to death Monday inside a home in the 2100 block of Northwest 97th Street.

The teen was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces murder charges, sources told NBC 6. He was in the house at the time of the shooting, Authorities initially questioned and released the teen on Tuesday.

Further details on his arrest were not available. He is currently in police custody.

The teen is the son of Lamar Alexander, one of two suspects in a December 2019 Coral Gables jewelry store heist that led to a hijacking of a UPS truck and chase that ended with a shootout in Miramar.

Alexander, another suspect, the UPS driver and a bystander were killed in the shootout.

The teen was related to one of the two men who hijacked a UPS truck and led police on a cross county chase last December.

Officials said Smith and Alexander grew up together and were close but not biologically related.

Officials said Smith, in addition to coaching football at Miami Senior High, was a PE teacher at Charles R. Drew Elementary School.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said Smith worked for the district for two decades.


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