Family of man killed seeks help in finding shooter
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A family who lost a loved one to gun violence is asking the public for help in finding the shooter.
The victim, 55-year-old Arnold Joyner, was shot to death right in front of his home, and the family is hoping to put the suspect behind bars.
Almost two years ago, Joyner was washing his truck in front of his house when, police said, someone walked up to him shot him and killed him, then just walked off.
Fond memories of Joyner bring a smile to his brothers and sisters faces when they remember him. His brother Brian Joyner said, "He really liked to eat a lot, and my mother would give him a platter because he ate so much. His nickname was big boy because he was bigger in size. He was a very fun guy."
But now, sadness hangs over this close-knit family knowing that whoever shot and killed their brother in cold blood is still out there, and why he was killed, remains a mystery. They all remember getting that phone call on Sunday May 29, 2011. "My brother was on the ground dead in front of the house, and that was like a sting," said Brian Joyner.
The crime was caught on surveillance video from Northwest 31st Avenue and 48th Terrace in Miami. The video shows Joyner washing his truck in front of his home when someone walked by.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez said, "Initially he walks past him, turns around, comes back towards him, and at that point, there was some type of confrontation. The victim in this case then raises his hands, and that's when this individual shoots him and kills him. After the incident, and according to the investigation, we believe the subject flees on foot eastbound and is then picked up by a white Chevy Camaro."
Joyner's brother describes the difficult part of losing his brother. "To see someone who worked 33 years on their job and outside their home where they grew up washing his truck and someone walks up and shoots him and it was for no reason," said Brian Joyner.
The family just buried their father on Thursday, and now, they said, it stings not knowing who killed his son. Two years after their brother's death, they still have no justice, and that is a hard burden to bare. "We have all been dealing with it in different ways. It has been very emotional. It has been hear-taching that the crime has not been solved yet, and we have just been doing it through prayer," said Brian Joyner.
If you have any information on this crime, 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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