Who is Dontavious Polk? Wikipedia, Biography, Age, Arrested, Miami Beach Shooting
Dontavious Polk Wikipedia – Dontavious Polk Biography
Dontavious Polk was arrested and charged with murder Sunday as surveillance video shows a shooter firing into a crowd of spring breakers in Miami Beach and repeatedly shooting a victim already on the ground.
Polk of Fort Lauderdale was charged with first-degree murder in a shooting that happened around 3 a.m. near 11th Street and Ocean Drive, according to an arrest report. This was the second deadly shooting of the weekend as visitors descended upon Miami Beach for spring break.
He is 24 years old.
Miami Beach Shooting
On Friday, one man was killed, and another was critically hurt during a shooting around 10:40 p.m., police said. One person was later taken into custody, and police recovered four guns from the crime scene.
The gunman was seen in a heart-stopping video slowly walking along the Miami Beach sidewalk on Ocean Drive and 11th Street accompanied by three other unidentified men.
Police alleged Polk had his hands underneath his T-shirt as he slowly approached the victim, who was walking toward him on the sidewalk with his arm around a woman.
The 4-foot-11 suspect, who weighs 140 pounds, is said by police to have opened fire along the sidewalk at point-blank range.
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In the surveillance video, the crowd near the incident can be seen quickly dispersing as the gunman continues shooting the victim – who has yet to be identified – even after he had collapsed to the ground and stopped moving.
Investigators recovered 11 spent .40-caliber shell casings at the scene, cops said. The victim was rushed to an area hospital but could not be saved.
Police say they arrested Polk after giving chase for several blocks. He has since been charged with first-degree murder. Cops said the attack was “a targeted and isolated incident.”
“We don’t ask for spring break in our city. We don’t want spring break in our city.”
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
He was booked later in the day after being hospitalized and treated for pain stemming from a prior gunshot wound, Miami Beach Police said.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has decried spring break in his community due to Sunday’s bloodshed and another fatal shooting two days earlier.
“We don’t ask for spring break in our city. We don’t want spring break in our city. It’s too rowdy, it brings too much disorder and it’s simply too difficult to police,” the mayor said.
Both incidents, the mayor said, involved people who were visiting from out of town. He instituted a strict curfew Sunday and prohibited alcohol sales after a specific time, among other steps, in parts of the city.
“It is clear that even an unprecedented police presence could not prevent these incidents from occurring,” Gelber said. “The volume of people in our city, the unruly nature of too many, and the presence of guns have created a peril that cannot go unchecked.”
Gelber said police had recovered over 70 guns in the past three weeks.
City officials are expected to meet Monday evening to discuss the next steps related to Spring Break enforcement.