Grieving Mother Asks Public For Help Finding Son’s Killer
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBS4) – A Miami mother has appealed for the public’s help in finding the man who took the life of her son.
Forty-one-year-old Henry Fagg was shot and killed on February 7th while closing up his business at Northwest 15th Avenue and 67th Street.
“I miss my baby. He was a Valentine’s baby and his life was taken from him. It has really changed my life. I can’t get over this. My nerves are so bad, I have nightmares,” said a grieving Dolly Leverson. “He used to love to play basketball in school. His teachers loved him. He was a straight A student. He always liked to please everyone.”
Leverson said her life took a dramatic turn when she learned that her son had been shot and killed.
“Mr. Fagg was getting some items at the store,” said Miami Police detective Jermaine Douglas. “Our investigation revealed that while Mr. Fagg was inside the store closing up, the offender was by the bus stop casing out our victim.”
“He exited the business and jumped on his bicycle and he only got four feet before the offender moved at him at the stop sign. He shot him several times,” said Douglas. “Mr. Fagg got off his bike and ran into the store. He collapsed on the floor.”
Fagg was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital but doctors could not save him.
Police describe his killer as a “light-skinned black male” who was wearing a black hoodie and who fled west on Northwest 67th Street towards Northwest 17th Avenue.
“I just need someone to come forward and speak,” said Leverson. “Because if it was one of your children, or one of your brothers, you would want someone to help out. I need to get some closure on this.”
Detective Douglas said he knew Fagg and described him as a person who would “give you the shirt off his back.” He said he had no idea why someone would take his life.
If you can help solve this case or have information about it, call Detective Douglas or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).
This story will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Crimestoppers Miami” which airs every Saturday night at 10 p.m. on our sister station “MyTV33.”