Thursday, July 24, 2008

2 teens arrested in Little Havana shooting death

Police investigate Javier Ulloa's car after he was shot and killed early Wednesday on Southwest Eighth Street.


Two teenagers have been charged with the shooting death of a man at a Little Havana gas station, Miami police said Thursday.

Jonathan Robelo, 18, and Tim Gonzalez, 16, were both charged with second-degree murder in the death of Javier Ulloa, 24, of Miami Gardens.

Police say Robelo, wielding a revolver, fired several shots at Ulloa's Pontiac as it pulled out of a gas station at 1180 SW Eighth St., about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Ulloa, hit in the head, died later at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His wife was wounded and two friends unhurt. The Pontiac crashed a block away.

Robelo and Gonzalez were found two hours later, driving in a silver Chevrolet Impala nearby. Officers saw spent 9mm casings inside the car.

Both men confessed, according to arrest reports by Miami homicide Detective Leo Tapanes. Gonzalez drove the Impala and helped his pal get rid of the guns, police said.

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