Marta Amores held up a photo of her only son Wednesday, saying he didn’t deserve to die like he did.
Carlos Amores, 48, was gunned down Tuesday morning as he sipped some Cuban coffee and had a cigarette outside the home he shared with his mother on the 1100 block of NW 34th Avenue, police said.
“My heart is breaking, it really hurts,” Marta Amores said Wednesday as she made a plea for information at the Miami Police Department. “I felt the shots and I heard somebody say help, I ran outside and I saw my son lying there with a gunshot to his chest."
Carlos Amores was a father of three children in Cuba and one here.
Whoever killed him was an assassin, his aunt Barbara Echevarria said.
"We need to put this person behind bars before we have another victim. And this was a senseless act,” police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said.
Police said Amores was a man of habit, leaving early every day for his job at a warehouse in Pompano Beach.
"He was a working man who contributed to his community, to society,” Det. Eldys Diaz said. “He's a testament, really, to the immigrant impulse in this city in particular."