MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The reward for information leading to an arrest in a Palmetto Bay murder has been increased.

Miami-Dade police said up to $15,000 is now being offered to find the person who killed 22-year-old Aaron Swerdloff.

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On January 6th, police were sent to the area of SW 92nd Avenue and SW 176th Street after they received reports of gunfire.

Arriving officers found Swerdloff, who had been shot.

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He was taken to Jackson South Medical Center where he died.

On Wednesday, CBS4 spoke to his father, Jack Swerdloff, a retired Miami-Dade firefighter and paramedic.

“It’s hard you don’t have answers,” Swerdloff said.

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He says his son fought to stay alive after being shot in the garage of a friend’s house.

“We didn’t get the miracle we needed on January 6th,” he says.

Swerdloff says his son was a state certified firefighter and paramedic and he had hoped his son would follow in his footsteps and those of his own father.

In a strange twist, the father of his son’s friend was killed in nearly the same spot in 2012.

Fred Dewberry was gunned down in his driveway and his killer has never been caught

Now, nearly nine years later, Miami-Dade police are trying to solve another homicide.

Swerdloff says justice will help, but “it won’t bring our boy back but it will help with the healing.”

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Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or go to and click on “Submit A Tip.” Team