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Teen Arrested for Alleged Shooting and Murder of Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother in Homestead – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

Teen Arrested for Alleged Shooting and Murder of Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother in Homestead – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the gunshot death of his ex-girlfriend’s mother, police said.

Eli Zachary Shinhoster allegedly shot the victim on Thursday as she stood on the porch of her home near 650 NW 11th St. in Homestead.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m. when officers from the Homestead Police Department and Miami-Dade Fire Department responded to a report of a woman who had been shot in the eye.

Police said that upon arrival, officers found the victim lying on the porch with a gunshot wound to the face. She was airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.

According to the arrest report, witnesses said the victim was standing outside her home with her baby daughter in her arms when Shinhoster approached, pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot.

According to reports, the victim’s neighbor went inside, but when she returned, she found the victim unconscious on the porch with her unharmed daughter underneath her.

Shinhoster reportedly fled the scene on foot, got into a white SUV at the intersection of Northwest 11th Street and Northwest 6th Avenue and drove away.

According to police, investigators reviewed surveillance footage that showed Shinhoster approaching the residence and fleeing after the shooting. He was later positively identified by witnesses and the victim’s daughter.

According to the arrest report, Shinhoster admitted to using a taxi service to travel to his ex-girlfriend’s residence to kill a family member in retaliation for the end of their relationship. He reportedly confessed to shooting the victim and fleeing using the same taxi service.

Shinhoster was arrested after a house search and has been charged accordingly.

He is currently in juvenile detention.

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