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Police raid of social media stars ‘Island Boys’ home nets suspect in murder of 8-year-old girl

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Murder suspect Andrew Thomas, was found at the home of TikTok stars the ‘Island Boys’ during a police raid. Images credit: Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Instagram.


A South Florida man accused of shooting a small child during a drive-by has reportedly been captured at the Island Boys residence, according to local reports.

20-year-old Andrew Thomas was found asleep at the Coral Springs home of the rap duo during a raid conducted by local authorities.

Thomas is wanted for the death of Ronziyah Atkins, an 8-year-old girl who was reportedly collateral damage in a drive-by gone wrong.

According to Coral Springs Talk, Atkins was playing with her cousins and siblings near her front porch when a stray bullet struck her.

It is believed that Thomas had a different target, but missed.

The shooting took place in Belle Gpade, a pocket of Palm Beach County known for poverty and gang violence.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office carried out the raid, and Thomas was arrested for 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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Thomas is a childhood friend of the Island Boys and showed up at the home a few nights ago, sleeping on their couch, according to The Island Boys’ manager, Dovi Bezner, who spoke with WPBF.

The ‘Island Boys recently made headlines after they made a recruitment video for the US Army, which can be seen here.

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