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After learning of sister’s cancer, stray bullet kills father of 3 in Miami-Dade

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Jamar Hammonds went to visit his sister after learning she had cancer. He was there to comfort her and give her hope. It was the last time she saw him. A shooter killed him outside of her home in Opa-locka.

His nephew said he heard the gunshots and found him bleeding outside on Tuesday night near the intersection of Northwest 132nd Street and 28th Avenue. He was 48.

Hammonds, a father of three, worked at Flat Tops Forever, a barbershop in Miami Gardens. Relatives described him as a man who was always ready to talk about peace and love.

Relatives believe he was not the shooter’s intended target, but the victim of a stray bullet. Detectives said the shooter fled the area.

Detectives and Hammonds’ relatives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.