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Miami Gardens man shot, killed during robbery, police say

Milton Morrison walking to bus stop when approached by 2 young men, friend says


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami Gardens police are searching for those responsible for robbing and killing a man whom his friends said was on his way to work early on Sunday.

A man who said he has known the victim, Milton Morrison, 42, for nine years told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that Morrison was a security guard.

He said Morrison was walking to a bus stop along Northwest 17th Avenue and 173rd Street about 5 a.m. when two young men wearing hoodies shot him about 10 times.

Morrison was airlifted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Morrison's friend said he was a good guy who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A neighbor said he was also stunned about the attack.

"I heard 'pop, pop, pop' with a pause and then I heard four more shots, 'pop, pop, pop, pop,' and I told my daughter and my daughter ran in our bedroom and I said, 'Call the police,'" Abraham Thomas said. "And I heard some screaming and I thought it was a woman, but the police officer told me it was the man who was being shot screaming in distress, trying to save his life from what was a ruthless attack."

Morrison's wife told Sabovic that the shooters stole her husband's wallet and drove off in a white van.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.


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