SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police on Saturday identified the man who was fatally shot Friday afternoon while driving a Toyota Camry with two children and a wife at the interior of vehicle near Zoo Miami.
Authorities identified the man as 27-year-old Shandler Antoine Beaubien.
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Beaubien was a rapper named Wavy Navy Pooh.
The children, a five-year-old and a one-year-old, and the woman in the car were not injured.
It happened at the intersection of SW 127 Avenue and 152 Street, at the entrance to the Deerwood community, across from Zoo Miami.
“Once officers arrived they discovered in a 4-door Toyota that the driver was apparently suffering from gunshot wounds. Once firefighters responded, they were able to pronounce the driver deceased here at the scene,” said Miami-Dade Police Public Information Officer Alvaro Zabaleta.
Police said the shots were fired from a gray Lexus, which fled the scene after the shooting.
“The victim, in this case, was at the intersection of 152nd Street and 127th Avenue, preparing to turn right to go east on 152nd Street. When an unknown vehicle, a Lexus approached him from the driver’s side and opened fire, then fled west,” Zabaleta added.
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Police had placed dozens of yellow evidence markers on the ground.
The driver of the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a post from Wavy Navy Pooh’s label, Quality Control Music said, “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the loss of one of our beloved artists Wavy Navy Pooh… Our thoughts and our prayers are with the family at this time. time.”
Virgin Records also released a statement: “Wavy believed in giving back to his community, as well as sharing his struggles through his music. Wavy, your Quality Control family will love and miss you forever.
Police did not say whether it was a targeted shooting or a case of road rage.
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