Crime

15-year-old arrested in murder of teen, 16, in Little Havana

Miami police arrested a teenager Wednesday in the shooting death of 16-year-old Osmand Falls, murdered in Little Havana less than 24 hours earlier.

Jorge Roberto Franco, 15, was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. Police said Falls and Franco were involved in a gang fight three blocks from the shooting several hours before it occurred.

Witnesses told police they watched as Franco approached Falls on the corner of Northwest 10th Avenue and First Street just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, and fired two rounds into him. He died at the hospital.

Falls was killed about two hours after the shooting death of American High School student Roderick Sweeting on Tuesday afternoon. Sweeting was shot at his Miami Gardens apartment complex as he was walking home from school after being dropped off by the bus.

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