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16-year-old arrested in deadly Florida City shooting, charged as adult – NBC 6 South Florida

A 16-year-old arrested last month in connection with a fatal shooting in Florida City has now been charged with murder of an adult.

Kedrick McKnight is charged as an adult in the June 11 shooting that left a man dead, documents show.

Kedrick McKnight

According to an arrest report, Florida State Police responded to the 1200 block of Northwest 7th Avenue after receiving a ShotSpotter tip and found three people in a black Nissan Sentra.

One of the victims, a man, suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to Jackson South Hospital, where he was pronounced brain dead.

The report states that a witness testified that she was home when she heard several shots and saw McKnight standing in the driveway shooting at her car with a weapon she recognized as a “Draco,” resembling a rifle.

The woman said her children were in the car when McKnight, also known as “Keddie,” opened fire, the report said.

The woman said she shouted at McKnight, “You’re going to jail for this Keddie,” as he fled the scene, the report said.

On June 14, three days after the shooting, the victim died from his injuries.

McKnight was found June 17 at a Homestead hotel and arrested.

He gave contradictory statements and denied any involvement in the case, but was arrested and placed in a juvenile detention center.

He was booked into an adult prison on Monday on a charge of second-degree murder.

McKnight made his initial appearance in court Tuesday, where he was ordered held without bail and assigned a public defender.