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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A little more than two and a half years after a teen was shot to death on the streets of Allapattah, his family is asking for help in finding his killer.

On September 14th, 2014 police received a call around 10:45 p.m. about a shooting in the 1400 block of NW 43rd Street. When officers arrived they found the body of 19-year-old Emory Alexander lying in a pool of blood. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami Fire Rescue.

“He was the jokester of our family, he had a great sense of humor, we miss him a lot,” said Alexander’s mother Adrian. “My son told me he was coming back, you don’t expect detectives to come knocking on your door and tell you your son is dead. There are just no words.”

On Monday, Alexander’s mother, sister, and grandfather asked that anyone who can help the police solve this should do so. They said the the police need help to figure out who shot him and why.

“It was an untimely death, we miss him and I know somebody knows something,” said Adrian Alexander.

Alexander left behind a 10-month-old at the time of his death. Alexander said she’s now three and asking for her father.

“It’s been like really difficult trying to move on day by day, we need closure for my family and especially his daughter,” she said. “She asks me all the time where he’s at, I want to go to my daddy’s house, I don’t know what to tell her, I think they owe her an apology.”

“His family is still hurting, whoever you are, put the gun down. Who do you think you are going around killing each other, this is unfair,” said Alexander’s grandfather Harold Alexander.

They know someone in the community must know what happened that night and they want that person to come forward so they can have closure and justice.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (8477), visit and select “Give a Tip” or Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.


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