Suspect named in youth football shooting
Updated On: Sep 12 2012 11:01:45 AM EDT
An anti-violence alliance met Tuesday and came up with recommendations to make parks safer zones following the recent shooting at Gibson Park in Overtown as police searched for the shooting suspect, Jamar Jordan.
Miami-Dade county, city, community leaders, and police suggested sporting events at some parks end by 5:30 p.m. They also want a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior at the parks for kids' sake.
"Regardless of where they are it should be a safe zone for them," Pierre Rutledge with the Standup Against Violence Alliance told Local 10's Baron James. "And we had a breach of that trust."
"You know that element that comes in maybe to gamble, or drink, or smoke, do it somewhere else. Take it off the park site," Miami City Parks Director Juan Pascual said.
Miami police named Jamar Jordan as the man wanted in connection with the shooting at a youth football game at Gibson Park on Friday evening that injured three people.
Witnesses told investigators an argument started and Jordan then began firing into the crowd, said police.
Noonie Jenkins, a mother of four, was at the game watching her daughter cheer. Suddenly, she said a man walked up to her and began shooting.
"The gunman, he went around my baby's stroller and he was just shooting over my baby's stroller," said Jenkins.
Jenkins said she bear hugged the gunman, and pleaded with him to stop shooting.
"I told him, 'Please please, don't shoot no more. My baby in the stroller. Please stop shooting over my baby.' And he looked at me and someone else grabbed him, told him he was tripping. They started arguing and he ran away," said Jenkisn.
Three people were shot. All the shooting victims are expected to make a full recovery.
Jenkins joined with police officers as they handed out flyers with Jordan's photo.
Jordan is described as being 6 feet tall, weighing 140 pounds, and has gold teeth. He has two tattoos -- two tear drops under his right eye and the letter "M&M" under his left eye.
Anyone with information on Jordan's whereabouts should call police at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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