Miami-Dade Police, Family Seek Answers in Teen Murder Mystery

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Miami-Dade Police and the family of a teen who was fatally shot last year are desperate for clues in his killing.

Carlos Alonso, 16, was shot and killed on the afternoon of May 9, 2020, in the area of Southwest 179th Street and Southwest 105th Avenue.

Alonso's mother, Yilian Alonso, and Miami-Dade Police held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the case and ask for information from the public.

"He was my baby," the mother said in Spanish. "It's so difficult to get up every day, to eat and to even think after the death of my son."

Detectives don't have much information on why Alonso was shot or who may have pulled the trigger.

"He was walking down the street, he was discovered shot in the back yard of a residence," Det. Jessica Alvarez said. "What we are looking for is anyone who may have any kind of information in regards to this case to please let us know."

Yilian Alonso said she believes in justice and hopes someone who knows what happened can help her.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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