Video Shows Frantic Moments Following Deadly Shooting
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Security video from a nearby apartment building shows the frantic moments following a deadly shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade Sunday.
While most people would normally run away from a dangerous situation, the video from the Lincoln Fields Apartments shows dozens of people running toward the threat and the dying victim, 25-year-old Kenny Thrower.
“He was a nice man. He did everything for me,” Throwers 9-year-old daughter Kamora told CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana. Her mother asked her to speak about her dad.
“We always talked and played,” Kamora said as she tidied up a roadside memorial set up as a tribute to her father.
Kamora and her mother live in the area, but weren’t home when Thrower stopped by the neighborhood that afternoon.
As he rode along NW 65th Street near 20th Avenue a car approached him.
“He said the car rode up on him,” neighbor Rodney Jones said. “Evidently they shot him out of window or something, and then got out and got up over him and shot him seven, eight more times.”
The video shows a dark-colored sedan turn left onto 65th Street from 20th Avenue moments before the shooting.
Then it skips ahead, and you see a pick-up truck back out.
From another angle, you can see people duck down in the bed of the truck.
A man outside an apartment backtracks toward the door when he hears the commotion.
Moments later, dozens of people start running toward the scene. Police and fire rescue arrive a short time later.
“It’s just gotten to the point now where it’s just ridiculous,” Jones said. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do but there’s too many young people dying.”
Thrower’s death came just days after a mass shooting in Liberty city where two people were killed and seven others were hurt just eight blocks away.
Police sources tell CBS 4 News both shootings are related to the same ongoing gang turf war in the area.
Kamora has a message for her father’s killer and anyone else who’s causing trouble in her neighborhood.
“Please turn yourself in. I don’t want this to happen again,” she said.
The girl’s mother says Thrower got out of jail recently and was working to turn his life around.
A donation site has been set up to help pay for his funeral expenses at http://www.gofundme.com/axtchg.
So far, no arrests have been made in either shooting. Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
You can remain an anonymous and might be eligible for a reward.