Miami police on Friday continued their investigation into the shooting death of a teenager in Allapattah, releasing a video of the victim being carried into the hospital by three unidentified men in hopes witnesses step forward to help detectives solve the slaying.
Details are scant in the homicide of 16-year-old Richard Hallman, who was shot and killed Tuesday night along with another teenager, who has not been identified by authorities.
Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said they are specifically interested in identifying the young man in the video wearing a white shirt and the other individual wearing a black hoodie.
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Hallman was a football player at Booker T. Washington High School and cousin of University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris. The shooting took place about two hours before 10-year-old Marlon Eason was shot and killed outside his home in Overtown, on Northwest Fourth Street.
On Thursday and Friday, police and other community leaders walked door-to-door through separate neighborhoods, passing out fliers and asking for assistance in identifying suspects in the two shootings, which are believed to be unrelated.
Thursday’s walk began at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 1750 NW Third Ave. while Friday’s walk started at La Milagrosa, 1860 NW 18th Ter.
Marlon's death has taken such a toll in the tight-knit community that Miami and Miami-Dade Schools Police are using a conference room at Miami police headquarters for grief counseling sessions for his Pop Warner football coaches and kids. The Miami Heat has provided its chaplain for additional support.
Miami police are asking anyone who can identify the men in the video, or with information on either shooting, to contact the department’s homicide unit at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.
Miami Herald staff writer Charles Rabin contributed to this report.