Home security cameras caught two vehicles racing down NW 29th Avenue before a 12-year-old was hit and killed. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports.
Home security cameras caught two vehicles racing down NW 29th Avenue before a 12-year-old was hit and killed.
In the video, first a black Mercedes speeds by in the area of 15231 NW 29th Ave. Then, a red Camero convertible follows. That's the one police say hit Nick Murrell. Seconds later, the video shows people running in the opposite direction. Even a dog reacted to what just happened by running around and barking.
"He tried to get the ball and run out of the road, but the red convertible Camero had hit him and he went flying and I just started screaming and covered my ears," brother Aaron Murrell said.
Police say one of the drag-racing cars hit 12-year-old Nick Murrell, who was playing football in a yard with friends. One of the kids threw the football into the street and Murrell went to retrieve it. He was able to dodge the black car, but was not able to get out the red car's way.
The child was thrown into the air after he was struck and landed a couple of feet away from where he was playing, according to witnesses. He was airlifted to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.
"I wish the people would just turn themselves in because they know what they did was wrong," Aaron Murrell said. "At least, they could've stopped and helped, but they just kept going to get away."
Police believe the two drivers were drag racing and Murrell paid for their idea of a thrill with his young life.
Still, the two vehicles are driving on the streets of South Florida. If you know anything about this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.