Minisode: Cousins (Charles Lamar Alexander)
On September 21, 2020, authorities allege that 15-year-old Charles Lamar Alexander shot and killed his 'uncle,' 46-year-old Corey Smith, respected educator and beloved football coach at Miami Senior High School, in Miami, Florida.
Charles Alexander is the son of Lamar Alexander, one of the instigators of the 2019 UPS truck hijacking that left Frank Ordonez and Rick Cutshaw dead.
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Ian Margol, Andrea Torres. “FDLE’s update on probe: 20 officers fire weapons during fatal shooting.” March 6, 2020. https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/06/fdle-20-officers-fire-weapons-during-shooting-killing-4-including-ups-driver/
Andrew Scheinthal. “Family of UPS driver killed in Miramar shootout speaks out amid lawsuit to 6 agencies.” October 8, 2020. https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/family-of-ups-driver-killed-in-miramar-shootout-speaks-out-amid-lawsuit-to-6-agencies/
David J. Neal. “Civilian victims in UPS truck shootout sue Miami-Dade police, FHP and 4 other agencies.” September 16, 2020. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article245772285.html
David K. Lee. “In UPS-hijacking gun battle in Florida that killed two, nearly 200 shots were fired.” December 19, 2020. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ups-hijacking-gun-battle-florida-killed-two-nearly-200-shots-n1104961
Adriana Gomez Licon, Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson. “Slain UPS driver’s family questions police response to chase.” December 6, 2019. https://apnews.com/article/b4ddbbb44bc4acba62da434ae402ac3d
Justin Case, Jack Lowenstein. “Robber killed after stealing UPS truck did similar crime in 2008.” December 6, 2020. https://www.winknews.com/2019/12/06/robber-killed-after-stealing-ups-truck-did-similar-crime-in-lee-county-in-2008/
Alex Johnson. “Chase, shootout involving UPS truck in Florida lead to 4 deaths.” December 6, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/chase-shootout-involving-hijacked-ups-truck-florida-leads-multiple-deaths-n1096871
David Ovalle, Alex Harris. “FBI identifies robbers killed in UPS truck hijack and shootout.” December 6, 2020. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article238109189.html
Charles Rabin. “Teen charged as an adult in murder of his uncle, Miami High football coach Corey Smith.” October 13, 2020. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article246419075.html
David Ovalle, Charles Rabin. “Cops: Teen murdered Miami High Coach Corey Smith, stole $7,450 cash. He’s under arrest.” September 24, 2020. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article245943575.html
Christian De La Rosa, Saira, Anwer. “Detectives arrest teenaged suspect in high school football coach’s murder.” September 24, 2020. https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/09/24/detectives-arrest-suspect-in-high-school-football-coachs-murder/
Ian Margol. “Coach killed by 15-year-old ‘nephew,’ police say; more than $7000 found in boy’s jeans.” September 25, 2020. https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/09/25/coach-killed-by-15-year-old-nephew-police-say-more-than-7000-found-in-boys-jeans/