Grieving Daughter Asks for Public's Help After Father Was Shot, Killed on Thanksgiving

"I miss my dad," Noemi Sanchez said

By Justin Finch
|  Friday, Dec 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:33 AM EDT
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Weeks after her father was gunned down at a Flagami trailer park, Noemi Sanchez's grief has only grown. Late Thanksgiving night, Sanchez said, her father, Cosme Garcia Sanchez, stepped in to protect a friend in what became a tense argument involving a group of women at the Paradise Trailer Park off Northwest South River Drive.

Weeks after her father was gunned down at a Flagami trailer park, Noemi Sanchez's grief has only grown. Late Thanksgiving night, Sanchez said, her father, Cosme Garcia Sanchez, stepped in to protect a friend in what became a tense argument involving a group of women at the Paradise Trailer Park off Northwest South River Drive.

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Weeks after her father was gunned down at a Flagami trailer park, Noemi Sanchez's grief has only grown.

Flanked by her aunt, uncle and husband at the Miami Police Department Thursday, Sanchez still longs for her father.

“I miss my dad. I feel like there's no hope,” she said.

Late Thanksgiving night, Sanchez said, her father, Cosme Garcia Sanchez, stepped in to protect a friend in what became a tense argument involving a group of women at the Paradise Trailer Park off Northwest South River Drive.

Police said the altercation turned violent once Juan Rabeiro Amezcua entered the picture.

“He kept escalating the situation by bringing a machete in to the fight. When that wasn't enough, he went and got a gun,” Miami Police Det. Frankie Sanchez said.

With that gun, he fired into the crowd, striking Sanchez several times, police said. The 54-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Now, his daughter is left with only memories.

“He was extremely loving, extremely loving, and he was such a good person,” she said.

Rabeiro Amezcua, 37, remains at large, police said. They urge anyone with information to call the Miami Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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