MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – A grieving son is pleading for the public’s help in finding the young gunman who shot and killed his father at a bus stop and then fled in what may have been a botched robbery attempt.
As the son speaks out, Miami Police detectives released two striking composite sketches of the gunman. Lead detective Confessor Gonzalez described that suspect as a “young black male, in his mid 20s, about five foot eight inches tall, possibly wearing a grey hood and armed with a handgun.”
Police say 49-year-old Elites Morin was waiting for a bus at about 5:30 Friday morning at N.E. 2nd Ave. and 78th St. when he was shot and killed.
Gonzalez said that other than the change he needed for the bus, Morin had no money and no jewelry on him. He only had a wallet with him. Gonzalez said it was not clear if Morin had been robbed and called the incident a “possible robbery.”
Gonzalez was in his work clothes and was on his way to his job at Miami International Airport.
“My Dad was a really good worker. He loved me and he loved my little sister,” said the victim’s son, Larisner Morin. “He worked so hard and his car had broken down.”
Morin said his father normally drove to work but his car had broken down about a month ago, so he had been taking the bus. Plus his father told his son he needed the exercise walking to and from the bus stop and thought the exercise would help his health because he had diabetes.
Every morning, even when he was sick, he tried to go work to help my little sister,” said the victim’s son.
Police told us Morin had done some volunteer work for Miami Police with Citizens on Patrol.
“He helped people a lot and he know a lot of people in the community,” said his son.
“Here this happens to him after he helps people.”
Gonzalez said, “I’ve been doing this fgor 30 years and I find this crime really disturbing. Please help us. This young man lost a father who got up every morning at 4 to go to work and who had come to this country to make a living.”
“I ask anyone out there with a heart to help us,” said Gonzalez. “To see this, it hurts. It really hurts. And I can tell you that we do care about this.”
He said anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305 471-tips (8477) or the Miami Police homicide unit at (305) 603-6350.
Police say they are reviewing surveillance tape from area businesses and will release it to the media if it can help find the gunman.
“If you seen something, let the police know,” said Larisner Morin. “Do this for me and my little sister. We loved my Dad. Please help me, please help us. Please.”
Morin is survived by his son and an 11-year-old daughter and his wife, who is living in Haiti.