A 21-year-old man was fatally shot as he tried to break up a fight over food and utensils at a baptism party for a 5-month-old in North Miami Beach, police said.
The shooting happened early Sunday morning at 15880 NE 15 Avenue when a group of uninvited guests showed up after the party was announced on social media site TAGGED, according to North Miami Beach Police. Those who showed up had no ties to the family, police said.
An argument started between one of the uninvited guests and a kitchen helper over the lack of utensils and food, so the homeowner told everyone to leave.
Police said they were originally called to the scene at 4:07 a.m. regarding a fight, but the call escalated into a shooting as officers were on their way.
Four to five women started to physically fight with one of the men, so Wilson Alexis tried to intervene, police said. At some point, two shots were fired and one of them struck Wilson Alexis, according to police.
He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.
“Something so insignificant turned into someone getting killed,” Thomas Carney, North Miami Beach Director of Police Services, told the Miami Herald. “It’s really sad.”to read more: nbcmiami.com
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