Family of Slain Librarian Files Negligence Lawsuit Against Credit Union

The family of a local man is filing a negligence lawsuit against a credit union, saying the Miami Gardens branch did not have sufficient security measures that could have prevented the fatal shooting of the longtime librarian.

Forty-seven-year-old Jaime Humet,  who was a librarian in Miami-Dade County for 20 years, was killed at nighttime on December 10 at a Dade County Federal Credit Union on NW 2nd Street. After making a transaction at the ATM, someone shot him as he drove away. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police released surveillance video of a subject who they say is the killer. A man in a black hoodie is seen getting out of a Kia Optima, and another camera angle shows Humet driving away after he was shot and the suspect making a run for it.

The lawsuit, which was announced Wednesday by the Humet family, alleges Dade County Federal Credit Union failed to provide adequate security for an area with a high crime rate and failed to provide functional surveillance cameras and sufficient lighting throughout the premises.

The family is also pushing for information from the public to find the person responsible. A $23,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

"If somebody is out there, step up, have some guts and make $23,000 at the same time," said Nick Humet, Jaime's brother. "Make our city a better place, we don't want these guys on the road."

Dade County Federal Credit Union released a statement Wednesday, saying it does not comment on pending litigation.

"At Dade County Federal Credit Union, we remain deeply saddened about the death of Jaime Humet, and we have fully cooperated with the law enforcement investigation," the statement read. "It is a longstanding policy of the credit union not to comment on pending litigation."

Anyone with information on this shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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