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For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2022

Media Contact:
Det. Angel Rodriguez
[email protected]

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD220316087698
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/16/2022 at approx. 2:53 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: SR826 NB NW Okeechobee Road
  Hialeah, FL.
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Dante' Collins Banks, (B/M)
Victim's Age: 20 years old
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Unknown, (/)
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Timothy Starks, (B/M)
Deceased's Age: 20 years old
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Nissan/Altima
Vehicle Color: Red
Vehicle Description: 4-door; Victim's vehicle

Shooting Claims One Life, Injures Another

Need to Identify

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Homicide Bureau is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old male and injured another.

According to investigators, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to 9-1-1 calls of a shooting on SR 826 northbound in the area of Okeechobee Road.  Upon their arrival, they observed a red Nissan Altima, with multiple bullet holes, that had crashed into the wall at the Okeechobee Road northbound entrance ramp.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded, and the passenger was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver was airlifted to JMH Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition. There is no subject(s) information, however, a dark-colored vehicle was seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.

​The investigation continues.

UPDATE #1:  The deceased and victim have been identified and listed above.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”

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