MIA Skateshop employee Israel Hernandez was apparently killed from a taser used by Miami Beach Police after the young and talented skateboarder refused to surrender when confronted for graffiti vandalism at 71st street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL.
The sad news resonated in the skateboard community as FL skaters come to grips with this tragic event. It is not clear what happened or who is to blame but a South Florida newspaper of Broward and Miami-Dade County is stating the facts of the incident on their website. You can read all about it on the New Times newspaper‘s website.
Our prayers go out to the victim’s family and we are considering how we can help raise awareness of this sad issue in hopes of educating our young, talented, and ambitious skate community.