MIAMI (CBS4)-The grieving younger sister and father of a South Florida chiropractor and former University of Miami Hurricanes basketball player who was gunned down in 2006 are appealing for the public’s help.
Bradley Timpf was found dead in the parking lot of the Houston’s Restaurant at 17455 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach at about 8 p.m. His father, Conrad Timpf, said the tragedy has stayed with the family to this day.
“It was a big devastating blow to all of us, to lose him,” said Conrad Timpf, “The healing process never happens. The suffering is still there.”
Abbey Timpf-Rodgers, Bradley’s sister, said they’re hoping someone will come forward with information.
“And it would be so nice if someone would come forward and find it in their hearts to help us and get a criminal out of the community, because guess what,” she said. “They are going to do it again and it might be your family members they do it too. And truthfully, I don’t feel they should be free on the streets and live a life when my brother is six feet under. It’s just not fair.”
This latest appeal comes in a new episode of “Crime Stoppers Miami,” which is broadcast at 10 p.m. every Saturday night on TV-33. The show is the latest weapon in the fight against crime and features interviews with loved ones, 911 calls on the night of the crimes, surveillance tape and interviews with lead detectives on the cases.
Dr. Timpf is seen on surveillance tape inside Houston’s restaurant at Biscayne Boulevard and 174th St., where he had gone to meet a “blind date” on the night of Dec. 10th, 2006. He is seen on the tape with restaurant patrons.
Then a re-enactment shows how he walked his date to her car and how he was approached by a gunman as he got into his vehicle that was right next to Biscayne Boulevard.
There was a struggle and shots were fired at him as he drove away. More surveillance tape shows how Timpf’s car crashed into another vehicle after he had been shot.
“There’s certainly the possibility that someone wanted to steal Bradley’s car and there was a confrontation with Brad, possibly before he got into his car,” said Michael Stein of North Miami Beach Police, the lead detective in the case.
There is now a reward of $66,000 in this case, from Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, family members, various business and agencies. Callers can remain anonymous.
“Bradley was your typical older brother,” said his sister Abbey. “If we ever got into trouble, almost always it would be my fault but he would take the blame for me. He always made sure I was OK. Bradley was just full of life. When he walked into a room, the people started gravitating towards him. He was just so amazing.”
His father said his made his community his priority.
“He wanted to be a chiropractor because he was able to free up his time and volunteer in the community,” said his father Conrad. “He said that was important to him.”
Timpf was also a graduate of Taravella High School. His sister and father hope their latest plea will stir up some leads and prompt the public to come forward.
The latest episode of Crime Stoppers Miami features some of the previous, extensive reporting on this case by CBS4’s Carey Codd.
This seventhth episode of Crime Stoppers Miami also reports on the unsolved murder of Shedrick Ursery on July 1st, 2010 at 3200 N.W. 151st Terrace in Miami Gardens. He was knocked off his bicycle while riding to work and then got into a fight with two other men. Ursery was shot numerous times.
Crime Stoppers Miami is hosted by Richard Masten, Director of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, and includes a segment that is co-hosted by CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez that profiles some of the most wanted fugitives here in South Florida.