Family of Slain 6-Year-Old Pleads for Hit-and-Run Driver to Turn Self In

Family of boy killed in Miramar hit-and-run crash returns to scene

By Donna Rapado and Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 PM EDT
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The relatives of D'Andre Binns pleaded Thursday for the driver who killed him in a hit and run crash to turn himself in. Grandmother Shirley Adam and half brother JJ Binns spoke about the loss of the 6-year-old boy.

The relatives of D'Andre Binns pleaded Thursday for the driver who killed him in a hit and run crash to turn himself in. Grandmother Shirley Adam and half brother JJ Binns spoke about the loss of the 6-year-old boy.

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Family of 6-Year-Old Boy Killed in Miramar Hit-and-Run Crash Speaks

The family of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in a hit and run crash in Miramar pleaded for the driver to turn himself in Thursday, just hours after the child died. Grandmother Shirley Adams and JJ Binns talk about the death of D'Andre Binns.

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The boy was struck by a vehicle near 6200 Miramar Parkway as he was crossing the road with his uncle, police said. Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues spoke about the incident.
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The family of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in a hit and run crash in Miramar pleaded for the driver to turn himself in Thursday, just hours after the child died.

"Why could someone so wicked hit a baby and run? Could they just turn themselves in?" said a tearful Shirley Adams, the grandmother of D'Andre Binns. "He's just a 6-year-old, it's not fair to the child."

Adams, who returned to the scene of the incident Thursday morning, said the boy was crossing the road with his stepfather, who was holding a baby girl.

Police say Binns was crossing Miramar Parkway in the 6200 block around 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle, possibly a white Dodge Charger, and thrown onto the car's hood. The boy fell off the car and was run over, and was taken to Joe DiMaggio Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver kept going eastbound on Miramar Parkway, turned south on State Road 7 and disappeared, police said.

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"This is very hard, I lost my son in 2000 in a car accident and then my grandson, oh lord," said Adams, who was inconsolable, shaking and sobbing uncontrollably.

The boy's half brother, 12-year-old JJ Binns, who shares the same father, said the two would play video games together.

"That was my favorite little brother, he was just like me," he said. "He always liked to have fun."

Miramar Police said they're looking for the car, which is a newer model and has 22-inch rims and dark tinted windows. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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