Police arrest 2 in connection to fatal Liberty City shooting

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police have made two arrests in connection to the fatal shooting of two teens in Liberty City.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Yaairnes Rashad Bryant and 19-year-old Anthony Clinch, charging both with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Police confirmed to 7News that the pair were arrested in connection to the April 8 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kimson Green and 18-year-old Rickey Dixon. Both were Miami Northwestern Senior High School students.

Green’s mother, Domonique Green, said her son was an outstanding student.

“He stayed in the projects, but when he go to school, he worked,” said the mother. “He worked, he worked.”

Two other males were also shot and rushed to the hospital.

Bryant was arrested early Saturday morning near Northwest 12th Court and 66th Street, close to where the shooting took place. Clinch was also arrested Saturday morning.

However, Bryant’s mother said her son is innocent and was with his daughter at the time of the shooting.

“My son is in jail on four counts of murder and attempted murder that he didn’t do,” she said. “For him to be put away like that, for something that I know for a fact – that I would lay my life on the line – that he did not do this. He did not.”

Both Clinch and Bryant have been denied bond and are being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Police said they will hold a press conference regarding the case on Monday.

As for what police are doing to help stop the violence in communities, Operation Blue and Brown has begun as a new safety initiative.

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