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He got shot on Father's Day. Now that he's better, he's charged in a Father's Day murder.

Willis Dukes
Willis Dukes - Department of Corrections

Willis Dukes III, who was being treated for gunshot wounds, was released from the hospital Wednesday, but only to be sent straight to the Miami Gardens police station.

That's because detectives say Dukes, 23, shot and killed 24-year-old Thristan Hanson, known as "Ace TK Boogie," on Father's Day outside the home of Hanson's parents.

Now Dukes has been charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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According to police, Hanson was shot at about 1 a.m. June 17 in the 18200 block of Northwest 41st Court. Hanson was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was declared dead.

The shooting also left Dukes and one other person wounded. One person was released the same day, but Dukes remained hospitalized until Wednesday.

Dukes is in the middle of a two-year probation for a February 2016 domestic battery strangling out of Leon County in north Florida. In 2014, Dukes was fined $433 on a misdemeanor weed charge. The same year, he paid $458 after convictions on resisting an officer without violence and trespassing at a school after warning.

Hanson's death came at the beginning of a nine-day shower of violence in Miami Gardens. Four people were killed in five shootings between June 16 and Saturday.

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