MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police have released a video of whom they say is the suspected killer of a 16-year-old Southwest Miami boy.
The family of Carlos Sanchez Alonso and police are pleading with the public for help in finding his killer.READ MORE: Suspicious Person Call Leads To Police Activity In South Miami-Dade
On Wednesday morning, at police headquarters in Doral, detectives and the teen’s mom asked for help.
“He was my baby,” Lliliam Alonso said while holding back tears.
Sanchez Alonso was shot the day before Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 9th of 2020, at around 4 p.m., in the area of Southwest 179th Street and 105th Avenue.
The teen’s mom said he told her he was going out fishing with friends. Then she got a call her son was in the hospital where he died.
“It’s hard to get up, it’s hard to eat, it’s hard to think… It’s hard to do it all,” she said.READ MORE: Mistrial Declared In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial After Juror Disagreed With Manslaughter Verdict
Police said they believe the teenager was targeted, shot, and killed on purpose.
Miami-Dade Police investigators have released surveillance video of a person they say is the suspect in the shooting.
A ShotSpotter alert brought police to the scene of the shooting where they found Sanchez Alonso suffering from gunshot wounds.
The teen was taken to Jackson South Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
In describing the suspect in the video, the lead detective in the case Jessica Alvarez said, “We’re not quite sure what he’s trying to do, but he walks away very calmly. So, we would like to talk to him and see what it is that he saw or maybe was involved.”MORE NEWS: Pregnant Woman Andreae Lloyd Beaten, Abducted From Miami-Dade Job
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.