Miami Gardens man shot in front of driveway
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- The first murder mystery of 2013 left a South Florida family searching for answers, Tuesday morning.
Forty-one-year-old Robert Brothers was shot in the head and left for dead in front of a driveway in Miami Gardens. The tenant of the house on Northwest 191st Street and Northwest 42nd Avenue is not related to Chambers and is not believed to have any involvement in the shooting.
The resident did say she heard shots fired around 4 a.m. but when she looked outside she didn't see anything. It wasn't until 5:54 a.m. that the body was discovered and police were called.
"The young lady was crying and screaming, saying, 'they shot him, they shot him, they shot him in the head'," said Diane Brothers, the victim's mother.
Brothers' body was taken away from the scene shortly before 11 a.m. A cook and father of nine, Brothers died just a few blocks from his home.
"Robert was a good father and a wonderful husband," said Hope Brothers, the widow of the deceased. "This shouldn't have happened to him. I don't know why they did it," she added, fighting back tears.
A woman identifying herself as Brothers' sister said she believes her brother was targeted. "He was home sleeping, and he kept getting phone calls, so he left the house and he was shot," she said.
"He said, 'right now I''m going to go around the block and I'll be right back'," Diane said.
Two of Brothers' nine children are serving in the military. They are currently in Afghanistan. One of them has already been notified of his father's death.
Police have not released details on the motive for the shooting.
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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