Posted on June 4, 2021

Two Arrested After Miami Beach Shooting

Nicole Duarte et al., NBC News, June 1, 2021

Two people have been arrested in a Memorial Day shooting that erupted outside a posh Miami Beach restaurant and wounded two people, police said Tuesday.

Wisdom Awute, 21, and Christopher Urena, 29, were arrested in the shooting shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, Miami Beach police said Tuesday.

One of the victims told police he recognized Awute as a rapper known as Wisdom who was part of rapper DaBaby’s entourage, according to an arrest report.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was interviewed and released by police and has not been charged, police and his attorney said.

Awute and Urena were arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault, the arrest reports say. Awute allegedly shot someone in the leg.

Urena is charged with additional counts, including theft and a weapons charge, according to the arrest documents.


One of the shooting victims was treated and released, and the other was in a hospital in critical condition {snip}