Jeffery Alexander

A Brooklyn rapper is in the Miami-Dade County jail charged with killing a man during an argument over a parking spot in South Beach. The tragic incident began around 10:35 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Jeffery Alexander, 19, was a passenger along with several others in a white BMW that struck another car while attempting to parallel park on Alton Rd and Ocean Drive.

After the first attempt to parallel park the car, the driver of the BMW hit a gold Buick Regal parked along the northbound curb on Ocean Drive. The BMW driver inched forward and tried again to park the BMW in the tight space. The car struck the Buick “a couple more times,” according to Alexander's arrest affidavit.

When the driver realized there wasn't enough room to park, he tapped the Buick with the BMW's bumper and “began force pushing the Buick back" in an attempt to create space, according to the affidavit obtained by the Miami Herald.

The Buick's owner, 30-year-old Ladarian Tyrell Phillips of Homestead, and a friend walked across Ocean Drive and asked the BMW driver how many times he was going to hit his car.

An argument ensued between Phillips, the BMW driver and Alexander, who was standing outside the car guiding the driver into the parking space.

The unidentified driver yelled "step the f--- back" to Phillips and his friend. The driver then passed a handgun to Alexander, who by now was sitting on the passenger side of the BMW, the affidavit says.

Alexander fired several rounds, hitting Phillips in the back and his friend in the leg.

Phillips died Monday morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His friend was treated and released, according to the Miami Herald.

After the shooting, the BMW driver sped off. Police arrived on the scene a minute later and caught up with the BMW at Alton Road and Second Street, heading north, according to the Herald.

A chase ensued and the BMW driver lost control and crashed at Fifth Street and Alton Road, damaging two police cars.

The BMW continued on one block to Sixth and Alton, where two Miami Beach police officers opened fire, hitting one of the BMW occupants.

Police detained two of the BMW’s passengers. A third fled on foot and was captured an hour later.

The wounded passenger was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died on Monday.

Alexander was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Police did not release the name of the dead teen, the three passengers in the BMW or the two officers involved in the shooting. The officers were placed on desk duty per department policy when there is an officer-involved shooting.

Alexander, a fledgling rapper who performed under the stage name 22GZ, took part in a new artist showcase at a Miami Beach nightclub as part of the annual Urban Beach Week on Saturday, according to his Instagram page.

Commissioner Michael Grieco said the shootings disappointed him greatly and he planned to introduce legislation to limit Urban Beach Week hip-hop events that draw thousands of black youths to Miami Beach from all over the country during Memorial Day Weekend.

Grieco, who lives two blocks from the crime scene, said the Urban Beach Week is “a thing of the past” and will no longer be tolerated.

But Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said in a press release Monday night that he will hold a press conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. to address certain "remarks made that portray the City negatively."

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This makes me think of the Chris Rock line where he says:
    "Hey I love black people, but I hate niggas. boy, Boy, I hate niggas."

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I hate dumb hot headed ass kids. And before anyone steps in here talking about the police were wrong; no the hell they were not. ALL of this could have been avoided.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Jinx.

  • We Can Do This

    About ten years ago I was in South Beach but unlike the many times I've been there it was during "Black Week" and being from Pittsburgh I've never seen so many black folks in one area. The locals are known to skip town during this event.

    It was an experience to say the least but from that moment on i always check the reports around this time of year.

    There is a great documentary called Black Miami that opened my eyes about that area before the Cubans took over. Worth your time.

  • We Can Do This

    This time of year down there is a death trap.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    First off, I hope this idiot gets EVERYTHING that's coming to him. How you gonna get mad a shoot someone WHEN YOU'RE WRONG!!!

    Second, things like this is what set Black events back or prevent them from being approved in many areas! But honestly, the training starts at home... sad

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I say that all the time

  • Diva4lyfe

    so true, it makes absolutely no sense. Dumb as ever, then u got stupid ones wanting to chant FREE SO and SO. Heck no and u really think its cool to push someone car multiple times like u right and that is a cool thing to do c'mon man. I can't stand crowds and definitely not a crowd of ninjas

  • Stillme Now

    If the is truly the case, throw away the key on his dumb ass. I'm black, but I can't stand dumb ass niggas. I hate to use that to describe them, but I'm glad he got caught and I hope he doesn't get any leniency.

  • We Can Do This

    He is lucky to be alive. The cops have zero tolerance especially during this event.

  • Renay Peters

    Lil muhfugga...A cage awaits him...he now has his street cred and will be awarded.accirdingly...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He looks scared to death in that photo. Stop making these rash and callous decisions young people!

  • jazzysmith12

    time to make that furniture dumb azzzzz!!! You about to be a sla!ve for real.

  • Renay Peters

    yeah...that "Free xxx" ratchet chant get on my nerve...?

  • Diva4lyfe

    Yes I be like if you don't go sit you arse on down somewhere with the foolishness wanna #Everything.

  • guest

    DAMN FOOL! That's why they don't want black folks at South Beach..SMDH

  • stav

    May the punishment fit the crime!

  • stav

    I can't stand that term either, however I understand when Chris Rock stated I love black people, but I can't stand N@#$@'s.

  • stav

    Didn't see your post, but I just said the same thing!

  • Diva4lyfe

    LMAO but u r so right. looking like y me on his dumb criminal pic

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    See when drugs guns and alcohol is glorified to the youth this is the results!!! None of them were sober I put money on that high off of prescription drugs and alcohol! I stopped going to south beach during Memorial Day weekend back in 09 I went in 07 and 08 once I saw in 09 all kinds of foolishness was starting to ensue I said that's it! Now I take regular trips to south beach but NOT during tourist season or when it's Memorial Day.

  • Anunnaki

    Father's Please be a Positive supporting and loving vessel in your Sons lives. We losing so many of them to Gay life and Violence, We are being Extinct right under our nose.SAD for all that are involved

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He should be scared. That skinny boy is probably going to end up becoming somebody's "wife" behind bars.
    Fake tough guy.

  • Trey

    Look at these fatherless clowns in this video....what a joke.

    And we wonder how Trump got elected...

  • Trey

    What was the context of the documentary

  • Please Stop The Madness
  • Please Stop The Madness

    Just looked it up. Will be watching. see a book on it too.

  • Renay Peters

    LMBAO @Hashtagging EVERYTHING..WTF does that do? This new mellinial ish is the worst programing know to ignant folk..SMDH

  • Coy little wink

    I don't get why folks be raging mad about how someone drives when they have insurance ?

    Folks need to chill seriously!

  • goat

    Pretty much what I would have posted.

  • CookieMobster

    I will never understand why our youth think it is cool to act like this.

  • Diva4lyfe

    Not a dern thing but they think it means a helluva lot. LOL and u know u r right the new millennium is a hot mess

  • Mahogany

    I went down Miami Beach during Memorial Day weekend when my cousin used to live there and it was crazy. They locals usual leave town during that time.

  • nick c

    Cause you get a ticket too

  • Coy little wink

    You are not supposed to stress about things outside of your control...also not be ruled by your emotions...a ticket costs 200 its not worth taking a life...be serious "nick"

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yup me too and I stopped going down Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day for black bike week. It gets crazy and you cant relax because something stay jumping off. Why cant our young generation learn to be more easy-going and tolerant of the foolishness? The young men want to be rappers and thugs and the young ladies want to be Instagram models smh...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    My condolences to his family. Is Urban Beach Week really a thing of the past? Or does Greico want it shut down because he doesn't like all those blacks in his neighborhood?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I never been to bike week in myrtle beach and I used to live in the Carolinas I NEVER went heck I think my dad used to go when I was younger or went so when I got older that was not on my list of things to do but the STORIES I hear about it. All this has turned into is a bunch of folks getting drunk and high having sex anywhere with anyone recording it then going home to have to schedule a visit to the clinic. Not my cup of tea!

  • Mbailey

    WELL, I guess all of them lil nheggs are gonna have to find a new meal ticket. They were too stupid to take care of the one they had, and not misguided him into doing stupid, deadly things. Po tinks

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Is it just me or does Me look afraid in the mug shot?

  • sunni_daze

    Step 1- Let's stop lableing all black men as rappers. Just because they hair knotty and clothes are too small.
    2. He's a thug with no album or air play.

  • SuperScooper1

    Because it just hit him that he's about to do a LONG stint down south, and has no real money to get out of this. He went from screaming fans to general lock-up inmates screaming for his butthole. This young man threw his whole life away AND got an event cancelled. Sad all around.

  • We Can Do This

    It's mind blowing!

  • We Can Do This

    The untold history of blacks in Miami. Going all the way back to black beard.

    A local black professor along with other Miami historians made this piece. I don't want to give to much always but I found it on Prime.

  • Miany

    I remember law professors who would gripe about how law enforcement's tactics on the beach during Memorial day weekend... They talked about record breaking arrests, profiling, etc. If a reputable group did a study on it, it would be shocking nonetheless shii wont change :( so I just stay as far away from the festivities as possible

  • Miany

    The unidentified driver yelled “step the f— back” to Phillips and his friend. The driver then passed a handgun to Alexander, who by now was sitting on the passenger side of the BMW, the affidavit says.

    Alexander fired several rounds, hitting Phillips in the back and his friend in the leg.

    Phillips died Monday morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His friend was treated and released, according to the Miami Herald.
    ^^ WHAT IN THEEE ENTIRE FUGG smh.. these kids are crazy, the new aged crack must be hittin them hard smdh

  • SuperScooper1

    Or the crack their parents or grandparents smoked. I worked with an MD who did his residency in the Bronx during the "Crack Wars" of the 80s and he relayed that crack is so insidious because it literally changes your brain's function and chemical balance and perhaps your DNA, thus changing the DNA of your entire family line. I laughed it off at the time, but as of late I'm starting to wonder...

  • We Can Do This

    The documentary isn't about today's clowns that don't know how to act and continually go to an area they're not welcomed. It is about the untold history of blacks who founded and settled in the city and the surrounding area.

  • Mark mcharm

    So i guess the white guy that killed two people in portland was fatherless ?

  • Mark mcharm

    Crime is going down idiots happen would be nice if we could get a post on these blogs about that white guy .

  • Lolalao

    I use to go and it was actually nice in the late 90's early 2000's.

  • Lolalao

    He really does look scared.. smh He looks every bit of 12..sad.

  • Lolalao

    Thanks!

  • Youngblood

    Yo 2people dead.and the BMW gets crashed anyway.all over parking.when trying be a thug goes wrong.you stupid (21)(remy ma voice) are u dum

  • Jay

    Real life is different from a rap video. When you start shooting indiscriminately there are consequences. Your life is over now little one. Over a parking space,

  • stanhope

    Mark Fuhrman said it best...gorillas in the midst

  • stanhope

    Child that is race hatin' sandra...she hate Blacks, light skinned girls with money and the transexual that took her man while loving trump who is going to deport her a s s. Lol

  • Lolalao

    Over a parking space..smh

  • AlwaysPi7

    All this, two people dead over a parking space.

  • Coffee1st

    You are not supposed to stress about things outside of your control...also not be ruled by your emotions
    ____________________
    Words to live by.
    Emotions have no intelligence. We can acknowledge our emotions but should never let them dictate our actions.

  • Coffee1st

    My son, at one time, acted like a fatherless clown. I've learned not to always blame the parents....Noone would have ever believed my son came from a stable, loving, two parent home that taught him right from wrong AND disciplined him when he got out of line.
    He's a totally different person now. I gave him over to The Most High ???

  • sunni_daze

    I know, but she isn't the only media outlet that does it.

  • We Can Do This

    Anytime...in my Bill Duke voice from Predator!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok see in the early 90's that's most likely when my dad went early 2000's I was still in high school by the time I was old enough to go folks had ruined it ?

  • kgirl33

    Thats all you can do.

  • Lolalao

    I'm sorry ?

  • Lolalao

    ? ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When "keeping it real" goes wrong..

  • Miany

    I understand. I would just like to see a study done on the policing tactics historically employed there during memorial day weekend..
    As for the history of black folk in Miami, it is beautiful.. unfortunately many of the historically black areas in Miami are just shells of what was there before.

  • Miany

    very sad...

  • Tee Tee

    A damn shame

  • Fred G sanford

    They sound like str8 garbage

  • bemetoo

    Niggas ...I really hope the guy who passed the gun got killed because if he didn't that will be truly fawkd up

  • Malcom Flex

    RIP to those who lost their lives.
    THIS is what happens because black males CHOOSE to walk away and not raise their sons. I say this over and over. I'm not gonna dog a single mother for being in the home doing her best, hell naw. It's black males who have abandoned their sons and ish like this is what happens.

    I don't have any male friends who don't raise their kids. I ditched the others, can't be a hypocrite. I'm sick of BM getting passes for not being fathers as BW get demonized for being custodial parents. BM HAVE FAILED THEIR SONS AND IT SHOWS.

  • Malcom Flex

    They're not. You're being too nice. These black male deadbeat dads need to be shamed and named.

  • Malcom Flex

    >>Commissioner Michael Grieco said the shootings disappointed him greatly and he planned to introduce legislation to limit Urban Beach Week hip-hop events that draw thousands of black youths to Miami Beach from all over the country during Memorial Day Weekend.

    Grieco, who lives two blocks from the crime scene, said the Urban Beach Week is “a thing of the past” and will no longer be tolerated.<<

    A couple of ghetto roaches F'ed it up for the good BP of Miami Beach!!

  • YellowSauce

    it is actually scary to know people think its cool to be STUPID ...who tries to fit a car in a spot that the car doesn't fit in ??? and then had the audacity to to argue about it ... you are wrong ... and then 2 people had to die because you INSIST on being STUPID .... I CANNOT ...get him off the street away from MY children

  • Brian

    I live down here, and me and my friends all avoid the beach because of this very reason. People out of town really ruin the fun for us. We continue our fun activities after everyone leaves!

  • Brian

    Yes. He very well could be...

  • dontgetblocked

    I learned years ago to avoid events with two many black youths, especially anything connected to hip hop, rap, gangsta life, 40 ounces, weed...etc. If you want to live, stay away from groups of black men. Somebody, somewhere gonna start shooting. Never hear of white people shooting people up at rock concerts unless it's one crazy ass lone shooter. But gangs of black men? Yeah some nygga gonna draw with his non-aiming ass and blast up the whole crowd.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    True. But the other side of the coin is BW drive BM out of their homes. BM want to stay and raise their sons but some women make it hard.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It sounds like the driver was taken out. In a police chase they always aim for the driver.

  • Olga Summer

    GOOD! LOCK HIM UP! This ish is outta hand. Just disgraceful!

  • TeeTee

    I asked a guy too - why are you going to Miami? I guess it's in again because a grip of people sure went. No huny PR or DR is where I want to go next year.. probably just as ratchet tho

  • Allihave2say

    BAEBEE THIS skinny azz boy can't keep his pants up. They will be flinging his behind in prison like a monkey mama swinging her dead baby.

  • Allihave2say

    Well what we have here is a clear and callus disregard for others. A car full of sociopaths who have extreme entitlement issues.

  • Allihave2say

    Stop this none sense right now! "BM want to stay and raise their sons but some women make it hard." They should know the women well before procreation. If the relationship with the mother fails, then they need to work through the drama and effectively coparent. You are still scapegoating Sandra.

  • Malcom Flex

    Sandra I have to agree to disagree with you on that one. Unlike you I've lived in America my entire life and I've seen many black males deliberately impregnate then abandon the women. It's a evil form of sabotage.

  • Allihave2say

    This is the keeping it real that Adrienne Baillon should be talking about.
    Speaking of which: Sandra let's gossip about AB and her husband buying a new house while his ex-wife and children are now homeless. They had their home blessed by Meagan Goode's husband (not a real preacher) lol.

  • Malcom Flex

    That's just modern mythology. Just another way to give black males passes. Single motherhood is the hardest job you could have in America.

  • Allihave2say

    He didn't lie. I recently learned of an herb that grows in South Africa called the Iboga plant. It's bark is used to make IBOGAINE. Ibogaine causes a psychedelic trip that rewires the minds of addicts. it is classified as a schedule 1 drug in US and is banned according. After the Psyche trip addicts no longer crave drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. There is a cure.

  • Allihave2say

    He looks very afraid. The game just got real. He's so petite he knows his boys won't be able to protect him in the pen. He also understands at 19 a life sentence means life is over for him.

  • Allihave2say

    How can the blind lead the blind to seeing?

  • 4RGSpot

    Just wish the Lord would rid this world of trash like this.

  • JanusMaximus

    These got-damned Idiots, smh...no wait...smDh

  • jayhawkpride

    And we wonder why and complain about the fact that we are treated like second-class citizens on South Beach during Memorial Day Weekend. Don't nobody want to deal with stupid ish like this!!

  • YellowSauce

    yep ...

  • Unhappy American

    ???? TRUTH FACTS?

  • Shanese

    Lol the white folks massacre schools and movie theaters instead. But true tho, crowds full of hoodrats are where the trouble starts also, people just ain't right in general

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Lil dirty ass bums hope they ripping his a$$ up in that southern jail. These youth are do ignorant these days smfh

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    You sound real stupid

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    He better be scared then southern jails nothing like NY he was will get EXACTLY what he deserves lil skinny ignorant Maggot

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Most have drugs in their systems already

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly!!! I have seen with my own eyes children from the best homes going against their parents. Yet their are still for people who aware it has to stem from the parents. Once your child develops their own personality you can only hope they will go the path you like. People without children idc if you got family with teens and stuff unless you are a parent,guardian you have no clue

  • Maxima

    I am so glad that I was not alone in seeing this. I have been saying for years that this is invitro crack babies all grown up.
    Tell me that shit was not cooked up in some lab to destroy black folks!
    And it was our own who sold it to our community.

  • Maxima

    What kind of stupidity is this? They are gonna try and outrun cops in a city they don't really know? Bashing a man's car and when they are told to stop they blast away?
    Well, we will see him in 40 years so he can work on his reasons for a long time.

  • SuperScooper1

    Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for the info.

  • SuperScooper1

    That's why I am SO mad about that new FX show coming out this summer called "Snowfall" that will attempt to rewrite the history of the crack epidemic. Since when do American Black people have the means or large-scale resources to import large amounts of narcotics? And miss me with that "Frank Lucas" bologna. This is the true origin of Crack in America:

    http://toobbox.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/cia-we-put-the-coke-in-america.jpg

    https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Alliance-Contras-Cocaine-Explosion/dp/1522694390