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For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2016

Media Contact:
Detective Marjorie Eloi
[email protected]

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD160214059994
Date & Time of Occurrence: 12/13/2016 at approx. 11:54 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 7300 Block of NW 19 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Deon Fowles, (B/M)
Victim's DOB: 10/04/2000
Victim's Age: 15
Victim's Address: 5619 NW 5 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Unknown , (B/M)
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: La-Nard Wilcher, (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 07/15/1999
Deceased's Age: 16
Deceased's Address: 1876 NW 70 Street
  Miami, Florida


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday February 13th, which killed a 16 year old male and left a 15 year old critically injured.

Detectives say at approximately 11:54 p.m. officers responded to the scene of a reported shooting in the area of NW 73 Street and NW 19 Court.  Arriving officers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedics found a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wounds.  The 15 year old male victim, identified as Deon Fowles, was transported to a nearby hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

On Sunday afternoon a passerby observed the body of a deceased black male in the area of NW 72 Street and NW 20 Avenue and called 9-1-1. Responding officers and MDFR paramedics discovered the deceased victim who was later identified as 16 year old, La-Nard Wilcher.

The preliminary investigation revealed victims Fowles and Wilcher were in the company of two other males, walking along the train tracks, when they were approached by several unknown black males who began to shoot at them.  Deon Fowles was shot while running away from his assailants.  His associates ran in different directions and did not realize La-Nard Wilcher had been shot.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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