MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami Gardens Police are investigating their first homicide of the year after a man was killed early Tuesday morning after returning home from a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Family members said he made it home safely but was then lured outside by a by a woman he knew when he was shot.

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“Mama I’ll be right back,” is what Dianne Brothers said were her son’s last words to her.
Her son, Robert L. Brothers, was found shot to death a few blocks away from his Miami Gardens home.

“My husband saw him laid out and I could not watch,” said Brothers said. “I just saw him from a distance with his kegs crossed and arms folded. Right now it’s hard for us to deal with it, but I am sure we will make a way.”

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Brothers said her 41-year old son was the father of nine children.

“My baby’s father was kindhearted, he was not a violent person so I just couldn’t believe someone would shoot him dead like that,” said Nona Brown.

Police have not released a description of the person who shot Brothers.

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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.