Police: Surveillance Gives Info On Deadly Hit And Run
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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Surveillance video released Thursday shows two cars police believe were involved in a deadly hit and run in Miami Gardens speeding away from the scene.
In the black and white video, witnesses are seen rushing toward the victim who is out of frame.
The crash happened along NW 152 Terrace near 29 Avenue last Thursday.
The victim, a 12-year-old boy, was playing football with neighborhood friends when he was struck by a car witnesses said was speeding, possibly even racing another car.
“I closed my eyes. I thought it was a dream. I started screaming,” the victim’s brother Aaron Morris said.
“For me to see the little boy screaming, ‘My brother, my brother!’ Standing over his brother crying. That hurt me a little bit,” Jeremiah Williams said.
Williams lives at the home where the surveillance video was captured.
He said he was inside when the crash happened, but he rushed out when he heard the commotion.
Williams said he called 911.
Investigators handed out flyers last week, hoping someone recognizes the cars involved.
They’re looking for a red convertible Chevy Camaro and black Mercedes sedan.
“After it happened it’s like they stepped on the gas to go faster and get away,” Aaron Morris said.
“You killed a young boy who got his whole life ahead of him,” Williams said. “People hit dogs in the street and they still stop.”
Anyone with information about the crash should call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous and might be eligible for up to a $3,000 reward.