Miami-Dade detectives are investigating the murder of a pastor who was shot to death at Northwest Miami-Dade flea market.
Investigators believe Pastor Gregory Boyd, 54, was caught in the crossfire Thursday evening when gunfire erupted between two groups of men at the Village Flea Market & Mall, 7900 NW 27th Avenue. No arrests have been made, and the department has not released any information on possible suspects.
The shooting began just yards away from a WPLG-10 news crew that was at the market for a story on another, unrelated fatal shooting that stemmed from the flea market. That story: the July fatal shooting of 7-year-old Alana Washington, who had just visited the flea market with her older brother before she was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting.
In Boyd’s case, police say, he was walking in front of the Shoe Time store when an argument between a woman and a group of men broke out. The argument escalated and a second group of men approached and gunfire erupted.
“I’m waiting to wrap up the package before we go live again and all of a sudden I hear all of these shots,” WPLG reporter Terrell Forney told the station. “I hear, ‘Pop! Pop! Pop! ... and it feels like it never really stopped.”
A woman on Facebook Live posted a video in which two distinct volleys of gunfire can be heard — and people can be seen scattering, hiding behind cars.
“This sh*t just went down!” the woman yells before the video stops.
Boyd was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Relatives told WSVN-7 that the Miami pastor had been at the flea market simply to grab a bite to eat.