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Family Holds Vigil for Man Killed in Miami Gardens Hit-and-Run

The friends and family of a man killed in a Miami Gardens hit-and-run gathered for a vigil held in his honor.

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Through prayer and words of comfort, family members of 57-year-old Kerry McCutchen gathered under the glow of candlelight to remember and to mourn.

“We wanted to take this moment to get family together and honor him and the ones he loved the most,” family member Quatasha Davis said.

McCutchen was killed last Friday in a hit and run near NW 183rd Street and 32nd Avenue in Miami Gardens.

Police say the driver didn’t stop.

Investigators believe the suspect was driving a black Mercedes Benz caught on surveillance video.

Police say the car has dark windows and damage to the driver’s front end and to the bumper.

Family says knowing that their loved was left in the middle of the road is what hurts most.

“You didn’t check to see his pulse,” Davis said. “You didn’t check to see if he was breathing, was he ok, if he needed assistance.”

“You should’ve stopped and just see could you help him in any kind of way and at least call 911,” the victim’s sister Inez McCutchen said.

Family describes McCutchen as sweet, loving, and the life of the party.

He was known to many as “Uncle Papa.”

“Anyone who was around him, you were family,” Davis said. “And, I truly want people to know how special he was and how much he meant to everyone, not just my family but to the community also.”

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