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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami woman has died after she was shot in front of her home and her boyfriend is now in custody facing responsibility for the crime.

It happened Friday morning near N.W. 38th Street and N.W. 1st Avenue.

Miami Police said Jackisha Bayard, 21, was outside of her home when she was shot several times in the torso. She managed to run back inside before collapsing.

She was taken by Miami Fire-Rescue to Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center but died a short time later.

Suspicion immediately turned to her boyfriend, 22-year-old Gregory Brown, Jr.

“This was a domestic incident,” said Miami Police spokesman Christopher Bess. “According to detectives, the victim and her boyfriend had an argument, at which point in time, shots were fired.”

Brown, Jr. turned himself in to Miami Gardens Police later in the day.

“Detectives are questioning Brown to determine why this happened,” said Ofc. Bess. “This was extremely tragic. Ms. Bayard was just 21 years old. There was much more she was going to do in her life. This is why we take these cases very seriously and are glad we got this suspect in custody.”

Charges against Brown are pending.

Peter D'Oench


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