One of the men killed in the shootings during spring break in Miami Beach has been identified as a 21-year-old Georgia college student described by his brother as a “warrior” and “scholar.”
Jordan Idahosa, a student at South Georgia State College in Valdosta, was shot dead Friday night on South Beach’s Ocean Drive, the first of two fatal shootings over the weekend in the spring break destination
“Jordan was a special guy. He went from being homeschooled to being a scholar,”
Jordan’s brother, Sammy Idahosa said
“There’s millions and millions of memories of me and Jordan. We grew up three years apart, and we practically did everything together. He’s like my twin brother,” he added.
He described his brother as a “warrior” who “still is in spirit.”
“Jordan was the first Idahosa to depart from us. It doesn’t feel real,” Sammy said.
one of two people killed during the wild weekend of student debauchery.
A second person was shot just over 24 hours later, dying at 3am on Sunday in a second shooting, four blocks away from where Idahosa was killed.
The suspected gunmen have been arrested in both shootings.Dontavious Polk, 24, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after he allegedly ran from the crime scene and ditched the weapon along the way, officials said.
Idahosa was with his friends on Ocean Drive and 7th Street when the incident occurred.
Police called the attack a “targeted and isolated incident.”
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has slammed spring break in his community in the wake of the bloodshed.