Family, Miami-Dade Police Looking for Man's Killers

Mira Smith was shot and killed back on Aug. 10 while walking with his brother

By Bobby Brooks
|  Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 1:54 PM EDT
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The family of Mira Smith joined Miami-Dade Police in asking for the public's help in finding his killers. Mother Annie Smith and brother Michael Baker comment.

The family of Mira Smith joined Miami-Dade Police in asking for the public's help in finding his killers. Mother Annie Smith and brother Michael Baker comment.

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The family of a man who was shot and killed earlier this month while walking down the street joined Miami-Dade Police Tuesday in asking for the public's help in finding his killers.

Mira Smith, 21, was shot to death on Aug. 10 in the 10200 block of Southwest 173rd Terrace, Miami-Dade Police said.

"He didn't deserve that, I just want to know why, I just want to know why," mother Annie Smith said, as she fought back tears at a news conference Tuesday at the police department. "They torn my family apart, they have torn my family apart, there's no words to describe the pain that we feel, sleepless nights, I cannot sleep, I cannot eat."

Smith's brother, Michael Baker, was there at the time of the shooting and was hit by a bullet in the leg.

"I was terrified, I wasn't scared, I was terrified," Baker said.

Baker said two gunmen came out of some bushes and started shooting at them, but he doesn't know why.

"I hear my little brother screaming and when I turned back to look to try to help him, I seen the gunman running behind me still shooting," Baker said.

Baker said he ran to a friend's house for safety. His brother, who was described as the life of the family, was killed.

"I went back but he was already gone, deceased," Baker said.

Police are looking for both suspects. One of them has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher Curry, Miami-Dade Police said.

"Please if you see them turn them in, turn them in, they are cowards, they are cowards, they are cowards," Annie Smith said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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