Doval Smith, 21-year-old twin, reputed gang member, ''person of interest'' in the 2006 shooting death of a teenage girl, was shot dead Monday morning in Opa-locka.
Officers found Smith dead at Northwest 143rd Street and 22nd Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Another man, also shot, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition, Miami-Dade police said.
Smith -- who spots the word ''twin'' tattooed on his neck -- was a reputed member of the North Miami-Dade gang known as Behind The Plaza, or BTP. His twin brother, Daval Smith, 21, is awaiting trial on a charge of shooting a police officer in the hand.
The brothers had been investigated in the slaying of 17-year-old Otissha Burnett in August 2006. She was fatally shot when gunfire erupted at a block party in Miami Gardens.
Witnesses later told homicide detectives they saw the brothers wielding assault rifles that night at the party, according to court documents.
On Aug. 15, 2006, Miami-Dade police investigating the homicide were raiding a house where the brothers were hiding. Shots rang out. A bullet pierced the right wrist of Miami-Dade Special Response Team Officer Armando Calzadilla.
Cops found Doval Smith hiding in the closet. Daval Smith was discovered in a bathtub, cradling an AK-47; he was charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
He is being held at Miami-Dade County Jail; trial is set for August.
The twins have not been charged in connection with Otissha's death, for now an unsolved case. They were described at the time as ``persons of interest.''
The day of the raid, Doval Smith was arrested on drug charges. He had most recently been arrested July 10 for resisting an officer without violence; that charge was still pending.