Man shoots up baptism party for 5-month-old

Peacemaker Wilson Alexis was shot to death
Peacemaker Wilson Alexis was shot to death

What is in the water in Florida?!? Have people lost their minds in the Sunshine State?

A party celebrating the upcoming baptism for a 5-month-old boy turned deadly over the weekend when a herd of uninvited guests stampeded a North Miami Beach, Fla., home after a post announcing the gathering appeared on the social media site Tagged.

According to Miami Beach police, a fight broke out because there wasn’t enough food, forcing the homeowner to close down the party and send everyone into the street.

It is in the streets following a shut-down party that the real danger is posed. And that was the case here in Miami Beach.

The first fight broke out over food and a lack of proper utensils. Police say that led to an argument between one of the party guests and a kitchen helper.

That’s when members of the Joseph family decided to end the party. Then a second fight started, according to police, which bystander Wilson Alexis tried to stop.

The brawl — between four to five women and a man — escalated, and when Wilson Alexis, tried to intervene, two shots were fired, police said. Alexis was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“Something so insignificant turned into someone getting killed,” said Thomas Carney, North Miami Beach director of Police Services. “It’s really sad.”

A traumatized Alexis’ family struggled to cope with the grotesque irony of their slain son who aspired to become a crime scene investigator.

Police have arrested one man so far, Louis Kenson Avril, 26, in connection with the shooting death of Alexis.

Detectives of the North Miami Beach Police Department, with the assistance of the public, were able to identify and arrest Avril on Friday.

Avril, of North Miami, is being charged with first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm,  attempted first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm and a reckless discharge of a firearm.

The North Miami Beach Police Department asks the public to come forward if they have any information regarding this homicide. Any information, please contact Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Detective C. Mann at (305) has become a multibillion-dollar business around the world.

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