Police investigate after robbery leads to 2 men dead in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after two men were found dead overnight in Miami Gardens.

Police are on the scene along Northwest 151st Street and 24th Avenue, as they comb the area for clues and speak with witnesses.

According to officials, it all started at around 10:30 p.m., Thursday, when the two men stole a dirt bike from a home in Opa-locka.

Police said the owner of the dirt bike got in his car and chased the men, leading to a crash in Miami Gardens. One of the men died in the crash, while the other man tried to run off and was shot.

At this point, police have not yet said who shot the man. However, the owner of the dirt bike stayed on the scene and is cooperating with police.

7News spoke with the aunt of one of the two men, who said he was just 18 years old. “He was a good kid,” said Alicia Brown. “His mother is, I mean, like, overwhelmed right now because that was her only son, and you know this is like something she’s not going to live down. They done crushed my sister’s world about my nephew.”

“I hope I’m wrong, and it’s not him, man,” said family friend Karl Butler. “His mom is good people. He always helped people. If you need a hand, if somebody bother you or anything he’d help you.”

The identities of the men have not yet been released.

Police temporarily shut down Northwest 151st Street at 24th Avenue as they conducted their investigation. However, the roads have since reopened.

If you have any information on this death investigation, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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