Family members of a teenager who died after being shocked by Miami Beach police say he was an artist who wanted to change the world through art. Now they're asking for an independent investigation to learn about the events that led to Israel Hernandez-Llach's death early Tuesday.
Police said officers confronted the teen, who had recently turned 18, when they found him spray-painting a shuttered fast-food building about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Hernandez-Llach — a graffiti artist known as "Reefa" ran, leading officers on a foot chase through Miami Beach.
Chief Ray Martinez said the teen ignored orders to stop.