Mother makes plea to find son's killer
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A local family is searching for answers as to who and why someone would kill their loved one.
Officials said they have little information to go on in the murder of Tavares Kelly. Kelly was found,just before 8 p.m., shot dead inside his own car Friday night.
Police said it was in the area of Northeast Fourth Avenue and 177th Street. Officials have no suspects or clues to go off of.
Kelly's family is now hoping for someone to come out and help them solve this mystery. "Oh, my goodness," Marilisa Kelly, the victim's mother said. "His daughter, she's in denial. She's only 9, so she's screaming and hollering for her father. I need you to step up, please, step up."
Kelly was a father of two, a daughter and a son, both honor role students. He also worked for Miami-Dade County as a truck driver.
"I was in denial, denial because I'm like, 'No, this can't be happening,'" Kelly said. "This cannot be happening."
Zanika Payne remembers the last time she spoke to her cousin. "Who would think the last time that I saw him, we were laughing and giggling and talking about music," Payne said.
"He always would say, 'Why you trying to be like me? Why you want to be like me?'" Payne said.
Police have not said what happened to Kelly prior to the shooting, but they are looking to talk to anyone who may have seen him, his 2013 Dodge Avenger or anything suspicious that day. "That's why we want to try and find out what happened," Kelly's mother said. "He didn't deserve to die like this. Nobody does."
If you have any information 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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