Family seeks closure 3 years after fatal shooting of Miami man
Emory Alexander, 19, survived by 3-year-old daughter
MIAMI – A South Florida family continues to seek closure in the killing of a 19-year-old man, who is survived by his young daughter.
They told reporters on Tuesday that they believe someone knows who killed Emory Alexander.
"His family is still hurting. Emory didn't deserve this," the victim's grandfather, Harold Alexander, said.
It's been nearly three years since Emory Alexander was shot in the 1400 block of Northwest 43rd Street in September 2014.
"I want to know who did it. I mean, he was only 19. I mean, you could have at least (given) him a chance to live his life," the victim's mother, Adriane Alexander, said.
Miami police said Emory Alexander was found the night of Sept. 14, 2014, by paramedics lying in a pool of blood. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police don't have any credible leads and are relying on the public for help.
"This has got to stop," Miami police Detective Fernando Bosch said. "You know, this is another tragedy that could have been prevented. But now somebody needs to step up and come forward."
Emory Alexander's family has been trying to cope with his loss by keeping his memory alive. Just two months ago they celebrated what would have been his 22nd birthday.
They said what is even more difficult than living without him, is trying to tell his 3-year-old daughter why she can’t see her dad.
"She asks me all the time where (is) he at? She (says), 'I want to go to my daddy's house.' I don't know what to tell her," Adriane Alexander said.
The killer remains on the run and the family has a strong message for the person who pulled the trigger.
"You've got to answer to the Lord," Harold Alexander said. "God knows who you are. How would you feel if you get gunned down and then your parents are going to be in the same situation (that) we (are) in?"
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Tipsters might be eligible for a reward if their information leads to an arrest.
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