Family pleads for murderer to be caught
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A family is looking for answers a day after their loved one was gunned down at his door.
Open arms and a wide smile is exactly how Ulysses Johnson's family remembers him. "If you ask him for a few dollars," said his mother, "he would reach in his pocket and give it to you."
Everyone in the Miami neighborhood of Northeast 76th Street and Miami Court called him Bo. His workmates also had a nickname for the loved one. "At his job in Broward, where he worked at for 15 years," said Angela Buckley, "everyone called him 'Shorty.'"
He lived with only his teenage son. "He would be there all day," said a neighbor. "Even if nobody was there, he would be there by himself."
"My brother was a father," said one of Johnson's sisters. "Whoever did this, left a son behind."
Ulysses Johnson was shot dead inside his home Saturday afternoon. "All I know is I went to the store," said his mother, "and I come back and his son called me and told me he think his daddy was shot, and he couldn't wake his daddy up."
Johnson was handicapped. Police suspect his shooter was trying to rob his home. "Please," said Buckley, "somebody has seen something, and somebody needs to come and let us know what they saw and who was it that ran up in his house and ran out of his house."
Miami Police have no leads and no description on who shot Shorty. Now there's just flowers and malt liquor cans in his doorway, in Bo's memory.
Ulysses' son, mother and three sisters are now on a mission to find out who murdered their loved one.
If you have any information on who killed Johnson, 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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