North Miami Church Holds Prayer Service for Father of 5 Who Was Fatally Shot

Edilbert Noel was in front of his North Miami home when he was gunned down.

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    no description (Published Monday, July 1, 2013)

    At North Miami Church of the Nazarene there was a special prayer service today for one of the musicians killed Sunday shortly after leaving church.

    Edilbert Noel was in front of his North Miami home when he was gunned down.

    "He was putting a tag on one of his cars to take his daughter and son to work when the man approached him," said Associate Pastor Paul Pierre.

    His wife was inside the house and he called out to her for help.

    "And his wife come outside and one of his daughters come 'what happened to you dad what happened to you dad' he said 'I got shot, I got shot. Save my life,'" said Pastor Jean Cidel

    Noel lived with his wife and five children. They were all very active in their church. Pastor Jean Cidel described Noel as a quiet man who loved sharing his musical talent.

    "He played this guitar. This is his seat always sit right here and sometime he played the organ too," said Cidel as he pointed to Noel's instruments.

    "I love him my family love him. He's a very very good man but i dont know why God let that happen," Cidel said.

    Noel died Sunday afternoon at Ryder Trauma Center, an hour before he was scheduled to perform at church.

    Police say robbery might have been a motive for the shooting .

    "From what I've been told no they didn't take anything, just doesn't make sense," said Pierre. He was speaking on behalf of family members who were too distraught to talk about Noel.

    Anyone with information about this shooting are asked to call Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.