MIAMI (CBSMiami) – He may not look like a teenager, but police said 17-year-old Marcine Hill has been charged with the most serious of crimes.
Facing second degree murder, Hill’s accused of killing 26-year-old Dylan Steve during an ATM robbery at the Bank of America on 163rd Street and N.E 12th Avenue.
The victim’s mother was sitting in a parked car and watched the whole thing happen in front of her.
“I feel relief for the victim’s family because they need closure and the person that’s responsible for their son’s death, he needs to be punished to the full extent of the law,” said a woman who lives in the area. “There’s no excuse for what he did.”
While the community is relieved that an arrest was made, detectives are grateful to the public. Video from the cash machine clearly showed not only the suspect’s face, but a gun in hand.
Hill was arrested Thursday near his home in Lauderhill.
“Because this story was out there, that is out there, we got multiple tips through Crime Stoppers,” said North Mi miaMaj. Richard Rand. “I also got multiple tips through other law enforcement agencies that have had dealing with Mr. Hill.”
Investigators believe Hill was hiding near the ATM Wednesday night, just waiting for someone to take out money. As Steve walked up to the cash machine, he became the target. He was shot in the chest and died at the hospital.
People who live nearby believe this is a symptom of a bigger problem.
“I’m glad the young man is caught,” said resident Willie Gamble. “What I think is, let’s nip it in the bud and start from the initial cause of these actions from our youth.”
This is the second murder in North Miami Beach this year. Police say both have been solved and hope criminals take note.
“You come in to North Miami Beach, you commit a crime, I will hunt you down, I will catch you,” said Maj. Rand. “It took me 18 hours to find this young man and I’ll find you if you come in to North Miami Beach and commit a crime.”