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Family of Security Officer Killed Pleads for Answers

A South Florida family called out to the community on Friday to help them find whoever was responsible for the death of a loved one.

49-year-old Keith Cox, a Metrorail security officer, was shot and killed this week at the MLK Station.

"My brother could be your husband, your wife, your child. Somebody saw something," Kevin Cox said. It was an emotional plea from the brother of Keith Cox, who was shot Tuesday night.

"The cowards who perpetrated this senseless crime have taken his life," Kevin said.

Keith was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital Trauma Center where he was listed in critical condition. His daughters wiped away tears during Friday's plea, as Latanja Gill described the distant, but close relationship shared with their father.

"We spent two weeks in Orlando just three weeks ago. It was the first time our whole family had been together. I'd not met my sister, I'd not met my brother, my uncle. That was the first time we all got together and that was all he wanted," she said.

Now, they're clinging to hope that Miami-Dade Police will find the culprit.

Members of the family said part of their reason for their plea was to connect with the community in hopes of finding new leads and answers.

"Help us solve this crime, get justice for my brother. My brother did not deserve this, nobody does," Kevin expressed.

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