Miami-Dade murder suspect arrested in Orlando



Police in Orlando have arrested a man wanted for a murder in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Christopher Curry, 17, was arrested in Orlando Saturday.

He was jailed on a burglary charge, but has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Miami-Dade County.

Detectives said he was one of the gunman who killed 21-year-old Mira Smith.

Smith was shot and killed in the 10200 block of Southwest 173rd Terrace around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

Police said Smith, known as “Rotor” in his Richmond Heights neighborhood, was walking from a store to his aunt’s house when two men jumped out of some bushes and opened fire.

Smith’s older brother Michael Baker was shot in the leg.

“Once I got shot I saw my little brother on the floor screaming, but I couldn’t help him, as I looked back I saw the gunman running after me with a gun,” Baker said Aug. 27 at a police news conference.

Smith’s mother told reporters it’s possible the suspect, Christopher Curry, may have had a feud with someone who knew her son, but police have not released information about a motive for the murder.

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