Man found shot to death in car in Opa-locka

Freddie London gunned down early Saturday morning

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A man was found shot to death inside a car Saturday, Opa-locka police said.

Freddie London was a man of many words.

"If he had something to say, it was encouraging words to make you feel better every day," Katina Woods said.

They were peaceful words that brought Woods comfort just six months ago after her own son, Centrell Corker, was shot and killed on the streets of Opa-locka.

"Every day since my son died (he said) 'It's going to be all right. We're going to get justice. We're going to get peace.' When is it going to stop?" Woods said.

Now Woods and many other loved ones are in mourning all over again after London -- the familiar voice of positivity -- was gunned down early Saturday morning.

The 36-year-old was in a car in front of the supermarket on Northwest 22nd Avenue and Rutland Street when police said Turane Mark Rouse Jr. fired the fatal shots.

A random robbery allegedly was the motive.

"Trust God. Oh, believe in God. Let God do it. It's easy to say that but it's very hard to do that and I'm speaking for me," London was recorded a few days ago preaching in church. "Thank God anyway. Amen."

Positive posts also filled London's Facebook page. His final message written Friday said, "If you can't find anything to be thankful for, just check your pulse."

No one could imagine that London would fall victim to an accused gunman's bold act just 24 hours later.

"He never did anyone any harm, and he doesn't deserve this and his family doesn't either," Woods said.

Investigators have charged Rouse with second-degree murder, police said.

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