Family asks for tips in loved one's shooting death
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A family is making a passionate plea for answers months after a South Florida man was shot and killed.
On Thursday afternoon, Edward Carias' loved ones gathered at Miami Police Headquarters to urge the public to help police find the person responsible for his murder. "I'm begging to everyone, all the public, to help us identify whoever shot my brother and killed him," said the victim's sister Aserid Carias.
According to police, Carias, 41, went to cash his paycheck in the area of Northwest 23rd Avenue and 28th Street, when he was shot and killed on May 25, just before midnight.
Police said Carias was lying on the street for more then five hours before someone found his body. "It was a, 'Well-if-I-can't-catch-you my-bullet-will-type of chase," said Miami Police detective T.C. Cepero.
His family wants anyone with information regarding Carias' death to come forward. They said he was a hard-working man who adored his family. "My brother always said that he wasn't gonna have any kids because he has a lot of nieces and nephews, and he lived for them," said Aserid.
Carias had told his mother he was going to get cigarettes, but he never returned home.
Surveillance video caught the shooting, but, at this time, the State Attorney's Office will not release the video because it's an on-going investigation. "The video shows two gentlemen running after the victim and basically killing him in cold blood," said Cepero.
Police believe this was a robbery-related crime because, at the time of the shooting, Carias had cash on him, and when his body was found, he did not have any money on him. "Several hundred dollars was taken from the victim. Friday, he has cashed his check, and I believe that money was taken," said Cepero.
"Please, please, help us, not because we are in pain but because we need to remove this person from the street," said Aserid.
Detectives have no leads but want anyone with any information to call police. If you have any information on this murder, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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