Two teenagers were charged with first degree-murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a 17-year-old boy died at a bus stop shooting Monday just outside North Miami Beach.
William Alexander Gutierrez, 17, and Yveslander Oriscar, 19, were arrested at 4:55 p.m. Monday, just a few hours after they were accused of shooting Bryan Mercado, 17, at a bus stop in the 16400 block of Northeast 15th Avenue near the Mall at 163rd Street.
The two teens walked up to Mercado from behind, police said, and Oriscar pointed at the victim and told Gutierrez to shoot him, according to police. Then, police said, Gutierrez pulled out a gun and shot at him several times.
Mercado fell down while he tried to run away and Gutierrez shot him again as he stood over him, police said. Mercado died on the street.
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Luise Wallace, 72, a bystander, was shot in the leg during the incident. She was airlifted by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Oriscar and Gutierrez, whom police spotted hiding behind a garbage bin, ran away and got on a jitney bus. The two were seen swapping clothes to avoid being identified.
Police followed the jitney to Northeast 167th Street and Eighth Avenue where the bus was stopped. The two were then detained.
Witnesses identified Gutierrez as the shooter and Oriscar as an accomplice to the shooting, police said. Both were taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.