Arrests in Fatal Shooting of Teen at Miami-Dade Party

Police have made a second arrest in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old over the weekend at a house party in southwest Miami-Dade.

18-year-old Matthew Hernandez was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle Tuesday evening, Miami-Dade Police officials said.

Earlier today, a 17-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and tampering with an electronic device related to Saturday’s shooting of Angel Cueli, police said. NBC 6 is not releasing his name due to his age.

Cueli was attending a party at a home in the area of 20220 Southwest 132nd Avenue when he was shot just after 11 p.m. He was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Investigators said house party guests were on the side of the home when an unknown suspect approached on foot and fired multiple times toward them. The suspect then ran to a car that was waiting and fled the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Cueli, who attended Coral Park Senior High School, had gone to the party as a reward for working hard at school, said his father, Alfred Cueli.

Am I angry? I’m a volcano. Am I angry at the people that did it? They’re too stupid to know what they did,” father Alfred Cueli told reporters Monday. “I throw the responsibility on parents, our kids are going to the wastebasket because of us. We’re too busy making money, we’re too busy paying our bills, we’re too busy doing everything else, but we’re never too busy taking care of our kids.”