Miami-Dade County

Police find car believed to be connected to shooting death of 6-year-old boy

Miami-Dade police confirmed Wednesday that they have found the car believed to have been used when a 6-year-old boy was shot to death on a recent Saturday afternoon as he was trying to buy candy.

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The black Lexus GS was found Wednesday morning in Opa-locka, said Daniel Ferrin, a police spokesman.

“It is in our secured lot waiting to be processed,” Ferrin said.

On Feb. 20, 6-year-old King Carter was killed when police say a Facebook feud resulted in a shooting in front of the Blue Lakes Village apartments at Northwest 103rd Lane and 12th Avenue. King was crossing the parking lot in search of the candy lady.

Three teens, Tamar Teems, 16, Leonard Adams, 18, and Irwen Pressley, 17, have been arrested. All three have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of King, a first-grader at Van E. Blanton Elementary School in Miami. He was buried Saturday.

Police continued to search for the 1999 black Lexus GS 3000 with temporary tags because detectives believed there could be valuable evidence inside. Ferrin said the investigation is still open.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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