Two Florida teens have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an off duty truck driver.
The armed robbery occurred on Monday, May 27, in Opa-locka, Florida, according to news station Local 10.
Police say that 29 year old off duty truck driver Omar Alvarez Jr. was standing by a vehicle outside his mother’s home when he was approached by two teens who would later be identified as Jaquavius Donell Matthews, 18, and Antione Edward Lynch, 16.
Lynch reportedly demanded that Alvarez give up his valuables. When Alvarez retreated, police say that Lynch fired multiple shots at him. Alvarez was shot in the torso.
Lynch stole Alvarez’s fake gold necklace and cellphone before escaping in a vehicle driven by Matthews.
Alvarez died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
Police later confirmed that Lynch and Matthews attempted to sell Alvarez’s possessions.
#UPDATE: Police have arrested two young men in connection to the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man outside his mother’s Opa-locka home, allegedly by armed robbers who were after his chain. His father said the piece of jewelry wasn’t even real gold. https://t.co/9QBjUHMzHz
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 1, 2019
On Thursday, May 30, police announced that they arrested the two teens. They are facing charges of first degree murder and armed robbery.
Alvarez leaves behind two children.
Alvarez’s father Omar Alvarez Sr. said, “They shot him four times to take the fake gold chain and to take the phone. The phone they can sell in the street (for) 50, 40 bucks. They killed my son for 50, 40 bucks.”
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