NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida teen accused of fatally shooting a man at an ATM in North Miami Beach faced a judge, Friday.
Seventeen-year-old Marcine Hill appeared in juvenile court at the Broward County Courthouse, Friday afternoon. He was charged with second-degree murder.
According to North Miami Beach Police, Hill robbed 26-year-old Dillon Steve at the Bank of America in the area of Northeast 163rd Street and 12th Avenue, Wednesday night. At some point in the robbery, detectives said, the suspect, who was seen on surveillance video holding a gun, fired shots, striking the victim.
Paramedics rushed Steve to Aventura Hospital, where he later died.
Police distributed crisp surveillance images from the ATM showing the gunman with the weapon still in his hand.
Detectives believe Hill stalked his victim before robbing him outside the bank. “It was a robbery that went bad. Anytime we have a robbery, it’s a crime of opportunity,” said North Miami Beach Police Maj. Rich Rand. “It could have been anybody walking up to that ATM.”
Acting on a tip, officers took Hill into custody in Lauderhill without incident on Thursday, at around 9 p.m.
Rand confirmed the arrest during a news conference. “The City of North Miami Beach will not tolerate this type of behavior,” he said. “We worked very closely with our partners in law enforcement, and like I said yesterday, you come into North Miami Beach and commit a crime, we will hunt you down and catch you.”
The shooting has left area residents shaken. Bank customers told 7News they are now thinking twice before they try to get cash from the ATM.
“Sometimes I check my back to see what people are doing,” said one ATM customer.
“I’m very nervous, especially in the dark, ’cause you never know who is watching, and you’ve got no one to secure you. No cops or anything,” said another customer.
Hill is currently in custody at the Broward County Jail, but he will eventually be transported to Miami-Dade County.
“It took me 18 hours to find this young man. I’ll find you if you come into North Miami Beach and commit a crime,” said Rand.
Officials said Wednesday’s shooting is a tragic reminder to think of safety first. “If you’re being robbed, don’t fight,” said Rand. “It’s not worth it. Give up the property. It’s just not worth it, and this was just a very sad case.”
Steve’s family has requested privacy at this time.
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