Two suspects have been arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of a Florida pastor who got caught in the middle of a gun battle outside a Miami flea market last month.
Police say Latravia Bell, 20, and Nathaniel Roberson, 31, have been charged with first-degree murder. Bell is also facing additional charges of possession of a gun by a convicted felon. A third suspect was still on the loose on Friday afternoon.
Police have said the pastor, Gregory Boyd, 54, was not the intended target and was struck by a stray bullet as he was walking back to his car outside a shoe store September 10.
Boyd was the pastor of New Birth Outreach Ministries. He and wife Dorothy had been married for 23 years.
Miami-Dade Detective Argemis Colome told WFOR-TV they received help from the community and studied surveillance video to get the two suspects in custody.
Both Bell and Roberson confessed to their involvement in the shootout, according to police.
A third suspect, identified as Mikal Norman, remains at large.
‘This happened in broad daylight, a shooting while people were shopping and walking around and then this happened to an innocent victim who committed his life to serving the community,’ Colome told the TV station.
A reporter and photojournalist from WPLG television station were doing a live report on an earlier drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl when a barrage of shots rang out near The Village Flea Market & Mall.
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Source: Daily Mail