Father of Nine Shot to Death in Miami Gardens

Police investigating death of man in Miami Gardens

By Justin Finch and Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:50 PM EDT
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Police investigate after Robert Brothers Jr., a father of nine children, was found shot to death on a driveway in Miami Gardens. His mother, Dianne Brothers, discusses the shooting.

Police investigate after Robert Brothers Jr., a father of nine children, was found shot to death on a driveway in Miami Gardens. His mother, Dianne Brothers, discusses the shooting.

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Police are investigating after a man's body was found in Miami Gardens early Tuesday, authorities said.

The body was discovered shortly before 6 a.m. by a newspaper delivery person in a driveway in the area of 191st Street and Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Det. Michael Wright said.

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The victim, identified by police as 41-year-old Robert L. Brothers Jr., had a gun shot wound, Wright said.

Mother Dianne Brothers said her son had just returned from a party when a friend called him to give her a ride, but he never returned.

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She said the married father of nine works as a cook and has two children serving in the military overseas.

Police are still investigating the incident and no other information was immediately known.

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

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