Edison - Liberty City

He was once wanted by many schools for football. Now, he’s wanted for murder.

Antione Webster is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder.
Antione Webster is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder.

A year ago, the main question about Antione Webster was whether the three-star University of Massachusetts football recruit from American High would be in school for the 2016-17 academic year.

Before Wednesday night, the main question about Webster, 18, comes from Miami-Dade police: Where is the suspect in the Jan. 18 murder of North Dade’s Jerald Griffin?

As of Wednesday evening, the answer is in Miami-Dade police custody. Webster turned himself in after police circulated a flier earlier in the day alerting the public that police wanted Webster, the brother of Denver Broncos defensive back Kayvon Webster, for second-degree murder.

The Wednesday bulletin described him as “armed and dangerous.” When Webster signed a scholarship with UMass as a defensive back, the school described him as 6-0, 185. He never enrolled.

Griffin could be described as a man who loved to fish. So much so, the poster for his funeral listed his birthdate as “Born for the Sea” and his date of death as “Angler’s Heaven.”

The 23-year-old was fatally shot at the corner of Northwest 77th Terrace and 13th Court just before 4:30 p.m. and just after the school zone lights stopped flashing around nearby Liberty City schools.

While sharing Wednesday’s flier on Facebook, one young woman claimed the shooting happened behind her house and Griffin was shot off his bicycle. A few posters proclaimed Webster’s innocence, including one who wrote, “He ain’t kill nobody. He was home.”

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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