Man Killed, Woman Hurt, In Opa-Locka Drive-by Shooting
South Florida Crime
OPA LOCKA (CBSMiami) – A man was killed, a woman injured in a drive-by shooting in Opa-locka.
It happened around 3 a.m. in front of a home on NW 133rd Street and 30th Avenue. The vehicle had several bullet holes and the window was shot out.
According to family, the man who died was 27-year-old David Boothe.
Frank Boothe, David’s father, said his son and his girlfriend had gone out to the car for a smoke when they were shot.
“I was laying in the bed and I heard gunshots and I ran out. My son’s car was backed up almost to the wall. I checked on the passenger side and he wasn’t moving. He was laying in the car with his head back and I went to the side. The window was shot and he laid there lifeless,” said Boothe.
The Boothe’s girlfriend was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. She was treated and released.
“I heard about 5 to 5, 7, 8 shots like ‘da, da, da, da, da’, it sounded like a firecracker to me, I told my lady to get on the floor,” said neighbor Curtis Smith.
Smith said he ran outside after the shooting stopped and found his car had been grazed by several bullets. That’s when he noticed the shattered glass and bullet holes in Boothe’s car.
“I just see a bullet, one through his head, just shot up, I couldn’t take it, I had to go in the house,” said Smith.
As police work to figure out who pulled the trigger, Boothe’s father said justice will happen one way or the other.
“His turn is gonna come one way or another. What goes around comes around, if I don’t get him the Lord will,” said Boothe.
Witnesses told police they saw a white Pontiac speed down the street after the shots were fired.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers (305) 471-TIPS.