Police ID Suspect in Killing of Boy, 7, in SW Miami-Dade Drive-By Shooting

A 19-year-old is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that left a 7-year-old boy dead in southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday.

The Miami-Dade Police Department has identified Dravein Duke, also known as "Pop," as a suspect in the fatal shooting, which occurred around 3:25 p.m. Sunday in the area of Southwest 152nd Street and Jackson Street.

According to police, a white Dodge Ram drove past the home and someone in the vehicle opened fire, hitting 7-year-old Amiere Castro as he sat inside the house.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Castro did not live at the home and was visiting with relatives.

Miami-Dade Police Deputy Director Juan Perez called the shooting a "shocking event" and a "tragedy."

Investigators said they are looking for a white, newer model four-door Dodge Ram with dark tinted windows and a paper tag. They say the vehicle was occupied by four men.

According to police, Duke is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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