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 A gunman fatally shot a tourist eating dinner with his family at a Miami Beach restaurant as the man protected his 1-year-old son, police and a family member said.

Tamarius Blair David Jr., 22, of Norcross, Georgia, told investigators he shot Dustin Wakefield, 21, on Tuesday night because he “was high on mushrooms, which made him feel empowered,” according to his arrest report.

David allegedly told police he entered La Cerveceria restaurant just before 6:30 p.m. and randomly decided to shoot Wakefield, who was on vacation from Castlerock, Colorado.

Mike Wakefield, the victim’s uncle, told WSVN that Dustin Wakefield died protecting his young son.

“This guy came in with a gun waving it, saying it’s time to die. He pointed the gun at his son and Dustin said, ‘He’s only a boy,’” Mike Wakefield told the Miami Herald. He was not in South Beach but heard the account from his family. “Dustin stood up between the gunman and the baby and he shot him. He shot him multiple times on the ground.”

He said of his nephew, who worked in construction, “He was the kindest kid. He loved his family. He loved being a dad.”

WSVN reports that, moments after the shooting, cellphone video captured David dancing on the restaurant’s patio.

“He started dancing on top of the guy,” a witness told the news outlet. “I don’t know why.”

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David ran from the restaurant and was captured as he ran down an alley. Cellphone video obtained by WSVN shows David lying spread-eagle on his back and smiling as three officers approach with their guns pointed towards him yelling commands, warning him that if he touches his gun he will be shot.

David then rolled onto his side into a fetal position, before again rolling onto his back as officers approached. David screamed, “I did it, I did it, I did it,” as officers flip him onto his stomach and handcuff him. The video shows a black handgun lying about 10 feet away.

David is charged with murder and was being held without bond Wednesday at the Miami-Dade County Jail. Jail records do not indicate if he has an attorney.

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Terrell High School Student, Ja’Naria Jackson, 16, Wins Two Gold Medals At The 2022 Texas Track & Field State Championships

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16-year-old Ja’Naria Jackson, from Terrell High School, has made great accomplishments in the sport that she loves.

Last week, the sophomore competed in the 2022 Texas Track & Field State Championships meet in Austin, Texas. On Thursday evening, Jackson ran in Lane 4 and was victorious over runners from all over the state. She ran 11.74 seconds in the 100m.

As others cheered for her, Jackson ran again. This time she ran 23.69 seconds in the 200m.

In close to two hours, Jackson clinched two State Championships. She has stated that her long days and nights and her persistence has led to her victories.

“… It actually is a blessing. I’m proud, but I will most definitely be coming harder next year,” she said.

Jackson attributes her motivation to self-improvement. She strives to better her time, form, method of coming out of the block, and winning at state.

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Her regular regimen includes running, block work, and sled pulling. To add, she doesn’t take breaks in the summer but works with a personal trainer.

“This has been a wonderful year and hopefully a better year next year,” Jackson said.



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Rapper T-Pain Moves Concert From Deep Ellum To Grand Prairie

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Rapper T-Pain is changing his concert schedule. He is taking his ‘Road to Wisconsin Tour’ further in North Texas after it was supposed to be in Dallas.

The concert was set to take place on May 18 at The Factory in Deep Ellum. It will now occur on June 24 at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie.

Last month, T-Pain took to social media to question why tickets sales weren’t going so well.

“Dallas, what are you doing? I wore cowboy hats many times.. used to raise horses. I feel like I’m part of the city, you know?…wore a regular cowboy and Dallas Cowboys. I’ve done both! WTF!” Pain stated.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson heard about the rapper’s comments. He let Pain know that Dallas was safe although many of his fans stated otherwise.

“Dallas is the only Top 10 city in the U.S. where violent crime fell last year and overall crime is down…,” Johnson tweeted. “So, you and your concertgoers should feel safe here.” Johnson added this comment while tagging Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia in the tweet.

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However, even though crime decreased last year, there have been multiple shootings that have occurred in Deep Ellum in the last few months. This has resulted in T-Pain moving his concert to Grand Prairie.

Tickets that have been bought for the May show will be valid for the rescheduled show in June.



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Weeks after Netflix reported its first loss in subscribers since 2011, the company has laid off about 150 employees.

“As we explained on earnings, our slowing revenue growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company. So sadly, we are letting around 150 employees go today, mostly U.S.-based,” Netflix announced on Tuesday.

The amount of people laid off is close to 2% of Netflix’s employees. Those affected will be given a severance package, starting at four months although it could be subject to change.

In April, a financial report detailed that the streaming service lost about 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter. They have added that they are set to lose another 2 million subscribers in the second quarter.

Netflix has attributed the war in Ukraine and harsh competition as reasons why they have lost subscribers.

As of now, Netflix has 221.6 million subscribers. They are still ahead of their competition.

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The company is planning on aggressively monitoring password-sharing. They are also planning to start a “lower-priced ad-supported tier,” before the year is over. Their objective is to increase finances and subscribers.

Furthermore, the streaming service has a variety of payment tiers. The plan that most users pay for is $15.49 per month. The price of the lower ad-supported tier hasn’t been released.

Other streaming platforms have some of the same offerings. For instance, HBO’s ad-free service runs for $15 per month. Their services that contain commercials are $10 per month.



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