Canadian diplomat’s son killed, another arrested after Miami shooting: report
The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat was arrested by Miami police and charged with murder after he was allegedly involved in a drug-related shooting in which his teenage brother and another man were killed, according to news reports.
The shooting occurred at a home in an upscale neighborhood about five miles (eight km) from downtown Miami on Monday afternoon, the Miami Herald newspaper reported, citing local police.
“We believe it was a dispute over a drug transaction,” Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes told the paper. The Herald cited unnamed sources as saying the alleged deal involved two pounds (one kg) of marijuana worth $5,000.
Jean Wabafiyebazu, the 17-year-old son of Canadian Consul General Roxanne Dubé, was killed inside the home along with a suspected drug dealer, the Herald reported late Tuesday.
Police later arrested and charged his brother, Marc Wabafiyebazu, 15, with felony murder, according to police, while another suspected drug dealer, 19, who had fled the scene was arrested and charged with felony murder and marijuana possession with intent to sell.
Dubé worked in the Canadian parliament before joining the foreign ministry, and has served as ambassador to Zimbabwe.
“We are aware of the alleged incident in Miami,” a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said in an email on Wednesday, but offered no further details.
Officials from the Canadian Consul General’s office in Miami and the Canadian Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
(Editing by David Adams and Susan Heavey)