18-year-old arrested in fatal shooting in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Police Department and Homicide Bureau arrested a male suspect after fatally shooting a woman in northwest Miami-Dade on Tuesday night, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 10:15 pm in the area of ​​Northwest 77th Street and 16th Avenue in Miami-Dade County.

The shooter was identified as 18-year-old Diamante Jean-Philippe.

According to police, officers responded to the scene in reference to a Shot Spotter alert indicating that 8 shots were fired at the location.

After arriving, officers found a 17-year-old woman who had been shot.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rushed the victim to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The victim has not been identified by the police.

Investigators said the victim and subject were involved in a verbal dispute which led to the shooting.

According to police, Jean-Philippe fled from the scene on foot and was located by police hours later in an abandoned residence.

According to the arrest report, several casings were collected from the scene of the shooting.

Police said the gun was recovered from the same residence with cartridges that matched the casings discovered on the scene.

Investigators determined that the casings were from the same gun.

Jean-Philippe was taken into jail without incident and the gun was recovered by MDPD.

He is facing a charge of second-degree murder with a weapon.

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