Crime

Man accused of shooting teen girl in the chest point blank after their friendship ended

Genesis Anderson
Genesis Anderson

The 15-year-old girl used to be friends with the man who shot her, she told police.

But they had a “falling out,” North Miami Beach police wrote in the arrest report. A month later, just before midnight on May 11, she told cops that Genesis Anderson, 24, showed up on her doorstep (with another man as a lookout) and shot her in the chest.

She crawled to her brother’s bedroom for help, police said, before rescuers airlifted her to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Trauma Center. Surgeons performed surgery for several hours and called her injuries “life-threatening.”

A week later, the teen told police the shooter was Anderson, a homeless man.

Police arrested him Friday and charged him with attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder and possessing a gun as a convicted felon. He told police he wasn’t the gunman, but he was in the area around the time of the shooting.

Anderson is not a jail newcomer. He spent a year behind bars in 2014 after pleading guilty to attempted strong arm robbery, battery and indecent exposure and time in 2016 after he violated the condition of his pretrial release on a domestic violence charge.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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