Frederick Jonell Gibson, 20, was shot and killed outside 3883 Charles Terrace at about 1 a.m. Saturday as he sat on his porch with a good friend, Miami Police officers said. NBC 6's Betty Yu spoke with family and neighbors about the incident.
Miami Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Coconut Grove.
Frederick Jonell Gibson, 20, was shot and killed outside 3883 Charles Terrace at about 1 a.m. Saturday as he sat on his porch with a good friend, Miami Police officers said.
"I was told he was talking to his friend who had just gotten off from work and they just sitting out in the yard talking and they just came up behind them and snuck up on them and started shooting," said Gibson's mother Bellsennes James.
Authorities said there were at least two shooters who used at least two guns in an ambush.
Gibson's friend, who was identified as also being in his early 20s, was shot in the foot, police said. He was taken to the hospital and later released.
Gibson died on the scene, according to police.
"I want them to know that you took my backbone, you took someone that was everything to me," James said. "He didn't get into any trouble. I never had to go to the police station for him."
Gibson had no criminal record. Family members said he worked at the local Fresh Market and hoped to become a security guard.
"It's just senseless, my nephew never bothered nobody," said uncle Clarence Lewis.
Gibson's brother, 13-year-old Alex James, agreed.
"They took a good man from this earth," he said. "He never did any harm to anybody."
Miami Police are on the lookout for the unidentified gunmen, and are offering a reward of up to $1000 to anyone that has any information.
"We know that there are people that know what happened," said Miami Police Sergeant Confesor Gonzalez. "We know that there are people that saw what happened and we know that there are people that actually saw the shooters running away from the scene."
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