Miami Family Pleads For Information After Fatal Shooting

Jerod Givens, 29, was shot at about 5 a.m. Wednesday at his home

By Ari Odzer
|  Friday, Jun 1, 2012  |  Updated 10:49 PM EDT
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A Miami family pleaded with the public to turn in information about the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Jerod Givens at their home early on Wednesday. His sisters Anisa and Latisha Givens and cousin Denise Hill talk about the shooting.

A Miami family pleaded with the public to turn in information about the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Jerod Givens at their home early on Wednesday. His sisters Anisa and Latisha Givens and cousin Denise Hill talk about the shooting.

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A Miami family pleaded with the public Friday to turn in information about the fatal shooting of Jerod Givens at their home.

The 29-year-old came home from his job at Marlins Park after a night game and was getting into bed at about 5 a.m. Wednesday when someone fired multiple shots at him through his window at 1301 NW 64th St. Miami Fire-Rescue came to the scene but Givens died moments later, Miami Police said.

"He changed his life around and it's crazy for someone to just take him away from his kids and his family, it's crazy,” his cousin Denise Hill said Friday afternoon at the Miami Police Department. “Please give us some type of closure.”

His family says that Jerod Givens was a guy who coached every sport and who always supervised the kids at the park.

"My brother was a neighborhood father to a lot of kids, not just to his kids,” said his sister, Anisa Givens.

Now, his two little boys are asking where their daddy is.

The family hopes that anyone who knows who fired the bullets will call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Several casings were found outside the window, police said.

"There ain't no sense of anger or shock 'cause it still feels like he's not gone, feels unreal, like I'm dreaming, that's what it feels like to me,” sister Latisha Givens said.

Read about a family's appeal for information in the shooting of Armando Martin here.

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