Mother makes plea to find son's killer
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Loved ones of a South Florida man who was murdered earlier this month are making a desperate plea to find the person responsible.
As Annie Smith sat with her children at the Miami-Dade Police Department Tuesday, she recalled the last conversation she had with her baby boy, 21-year-old Mira Smith. "Last conversation I had with him he told me, 'Ma you still gonna buy me them Timberlands?' I said yes."
The devastated mother cried as she remembered her son. "Like he always said, 'I love you fool.' I said, 'I love you too.' Didn't know that was going to be the last I love you," said Annie Smith.
According to police, Mira Smith was gunned down on Aug. 10 around 10:30 p.m. near the 102nd block of Southwest 173rd Terrace in Miami, just four miles away from his home.
Smith was walking outside with his brother at the time of the shooting. "We just saw a group of guys come out of bushes, shooting. I went to grab him, tell him lets turn around and run, but then I noticed I got shot in my leg," said Smith's brother Michael Baker.
His brother, now in crutches, said he tried to help his brother but it was too late. He watched his brother take his last breath. "I heard my little brother scream, 'Help! Help! Help!' I turned around there was a gunman right behind me shooting after me," recalled Baker.
The family is now angry and is demanding answers. "Turn yourself in that's more than I got. Your parents can go and see you and drop money in your account. I can't do that with my son," said Smith's mother. "It's like somebody punch me in the stomach and I can't breathe. It's like a chunk of my heart has been taken out."
Miami-Dade Police said they don't have a gunman but they do have a lead in the case. "Through the investigation detectives have been able to, at this point, have an arrest for probable cause for a Christopher Curry," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabeleta.
Police are now looking for at least two people who may have been involved in this shooting, one of them include Curry. There is currently a $3,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Christopher Curry or on this 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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