A Miami teenager was killed in a gathering for promoting Adidas Yeezy sneakers
Adrian Cosby and George Walton, both 19 years old, were arrested Saturday and charged with second degree murder and attempted robbery with a lethal weapon, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Walton was also charged with attempted second degree murder and Cosby with attempted crime murder.
Lacayo, who attended the TERRA Environmental Research Institute in Miami, died Tuesday after accompanying her friend Sergio Berben to the meeting where he reportedly sold three pairs of trainers to Walton.
The group met at an abandoned home in Homestead, Florida to arrange the sale of the sneakers. Walton asked Berben if he could try the shoes on, but Berben said he had to see the money first, according to the police report.
Cosby then approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and shot both Berben and Lacayo, who was in the passenger seat. Berben drove “immediately” to seek medical help for camps, police said.
The two were taken to Jackson South Medical Center, where Camps was pronounced dead.
“The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind,” tweeted TERRA. “Our TERRA family mourns the loss of Andrea Camps, a member of the 2020 class.” The shoes were Adidas Yeezy sneakers, according to the Miami Herald, and sold for $ 935, police said. Both men fled the scene after the shooting and stayed in a residence until they were arrested on Saturday. Police said Walton told them his “only intention” was to steal the sneakers as soon as he tried them on.
CNN couldn’t tell if Cosby and Walton have lawyers.
Friends of Lacayo, the captain of the school’s competitive dance team, mourn her.
“She would always light the room,” her friend Vivyanna Fernandez told the CNN subsidiary WSVN. “She was beautiful. She was so intelligent. She was so soulful and encouraging, so helpful, so kind.”