Nephew suspected in shooting death of high school football coach

A Florida highschool soccer coach was fatally shot at his dwelling — and his 15-year-old nephew is a suspect within the slaying, in response to a report.

Miami Senior Excessive College soccer coach Corey Smith, 46, died at his dwelling in northwest Miami-Dade County from “a number of gunshot wounds” early Monday and his teen nephew — who has but to be recognized — was the one different particular person identified to be contained in the residence on the time, the Miami Herald reports.

The teenager, who was talking with detectives Monday, had been staying with Smith following the dying of his father — Smith’s brother — in December after he and one other man hijacked a UPS truck and died in an ensuing shootout with police, the newspaper stories.

“The 15-year-old within the dwelling was unhurt,” Miami-Dade Det. Alvaro Zabaleta informed the Herald. “We’re nonetheless ready on a warrant to get into the house.”

Smith’s nephew stated he was finding out inside the house when he heard gunshots, regulation enforcement sources informed the newspaper.

Neighbor Willie Jones stated Smith was identified to get his gamers “on the proper path,” together with into school and past.

“There’s lots of youngsters that’s within the league, school, most likely wouldn’t have made it by means of highschool with out him as a result of he was at all times there for them like a giant brother, uncle, father determine,” Jones told WPLG.

Smith additionally taught at Charles Drew Center College in Miami-Dade’s Brownsville part, the place he helped type the longer term NFL profession of T.Y. Hilton, who now performs broad receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, his father informed the station.

“He touched lots of lives, lots of younger minds,” Hilton’s father, Tyrone, informed the station. “A task mannequin on this group.”

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College of Miami soccer coach Manny Diaz informed reporters at a press convention Monday he and his employees had been “deeply saddened” by Smith’s dying, which got here lower than 24 hours after the daddy of New England Patriots operating again James White — a former star at St. Thomas Aquinas Excessive College in Fort Lauderdale — died in a car crash in Broward County.

Tyrone White’s spouse, who was driving, remained in important situation Monday, the Herald stories.

“It’s been a really troublesome 12 months within the South Florida highschool teaching group,” Diaz stated. “That is one other troublesome second. It was arduous information to listen to that this morning.”

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