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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers have increased the reward amount for information which leads police to the person who shot and killed a Florida City teen.

Noricia Talabert, 17, died Saturday, October 17th, near NW 8th Court and NW 12th Street.

A South Dade Senior High School senior, Talabert was shot and killed near NW 8th Court and NW 12th Street while driving with two friends, Daquantay Allen and Deanna Clayton who was injured in the shooting.

Nearly 18 hours later, Rahkeem Brown, 16, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting near S.W. 141st Avenue. and S.W. 280th Street. Surveillance tape showed what Miami-Dade Police said was a black, four-door KIA driving up and three youngsters running for cover as shots were fired.

Dennis Shelby Jr., 15, has been charged with first-degree murder in that shooting.

Police are still trying to determine if the shootings are related.

In an effort to assist police in garnering leads, Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers have increased their reward for information to up to $5,000 – from the usual $3,000 amount.

Miami-Dade Police say anyone with information about the shooting of Noricia Talabert call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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