Family of Man Gunned Down in Opa-locka Supermarket Parking Lot Pleads for Suspect's Capture

Miguel Pilotos, 71, was shot dead on Aug. 21 in the parking lot of the Top Value supermarket

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    On Thursday Miami-Dade Police released surveillance video obtained from the Opa-locka supermarket where 71-year-old Miguel Pilotos was gunned down, as his family made a plea for the suspect’s capture. The victim’s nephew, Roberto Miranda, and Miami-Dade Police Det. Nick Pimentel spoke about the case. (Published Thursday, Sep 5, 2013)

    On Thursday Miami-Dade Police released surveillance video obtained from the Opa-locka supermarket where 71-year-old Miguel Pilotos was gunned down.

    The devastated widow, Aleida Pilotos, says she wants justice.

    The video shows the suspect detectives are looking for and now the victim's family is making a plea for his capture.

    "We feel so bad the way this happened and then we call the community to help us," said the victim's nephew, Roberto Miranda, in a press conference Thursday.

    Miguel Pilotos was shot dead on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at about 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Top Value supermarket at 13931 Northwest 27th Ave. after he had been grocery shopping.

    Detectives are looking for a suspect who was riding a bicycle and was last seen at the supermarket.

    Anyone with information is urged to call Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. The reward for any information leading to an arrest has been increased in this case to up to $3,000.

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