Man shot, killed in his driveway
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating a shooting that killed a family man as he was returning home from work.
The family of the victim said his routine was to return from work at around 2 a.m. every morning. They said he would back his truck into the driveway of their home and was likely doing that when he was murdered.
The shooting happened at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in the driveway of a house along 96th Street and Northwest Fifth Avenue. Investigators said the man was confronted by one or more subjects as he reversed his vehicle into the driveway, when, for unknown reasons, the victim was shot multiple times.
Daniel Cilas, a neighbor, said, "Yeah, I know this guy. He's a nice guy and always stopped to say, 'Hey, Daniel, how you doing?' It makes me feel bad because I loved him."
The subject(s) fled eastbound on 96th Street in a dark-colored vehicle. "We know we have at least one man at large responsible for this murder, if not two," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland. "We know they're at large; we know they're deadly."
The victim's last stop was at a gas station. An attendant who works there said she knew him. "It was a shock," said the woman who was not identified. "First of all, because it was so close, and it was a person I see everyday. He was so kind with everybody."
The victim died on the roadway, and detectives are considering robbery as a possible motive. "We are certainly not ruling out robbery as a motive based on the evidence we have on the scene," said Rutland.
If you have any information on this deadly shooting, 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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