What began as an argument over a parking space has left two men dead in Miami over Memorial Day Weekend. According to the Miami Herald, 19-year-old Jeffery Alexander is suspected of killing 30-year-old Ladarian Tyrell Phillips.
Police say that Alexander, who is originally from New York, and three friends were attempting to parallel park their BMW Sunday night in South Beach. The driver proceeded to hit a parked Buick Regal while Alexander was in the passenger seat. Per the arrest affidavit, they hit the car “a couple more times."
Phillips reportedly came over and asked the BMW driver how many times he was going to hit his car. This led to a shouting match and the BMW driver passed a handgun to Alexander. He fired two to three shots that hit Phillips in the back and his friend in the leg.
The BMW then sped from the scene. Police ended up chasing the car and shooting one of the BMW’s occupants. The victim was not identified but later died at the hospital.
Phillips died Monday morning at the hospital. His friend was treated for injuries and released.
Alexander has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He is described as an amateur rapper who performs under the name "22GZ." The NY Post shares that he was in town for an appearance at Miami LIVE club, per an Instagram flyer.
Authorities have not identified the names of the three others in the BMW or the names of the two officers involved in the shooting.
[Photo: Miami-Dade Corrections]