Police are looking for answers in what family members say was a "senseless murder" of a longtime librarian who was found fatally shot inside his car at a traffic light Monday night in Miami Gardens.
Jaime Humet, 47, was found unresponsive before 9 p.m. in the 20700 block of NW 2nd Street, according to the Miami Gardens Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members told NBC 6 Humet worked as a librarian for 20 years in Miami-Dade County and was a good man with no enemies.
"My only brother is gone. And my mother will have to live in that hell until the day she goes," said the victim's brother Nick Humet.
Jaime was described as a family man who loved his mother and his dogs and had a passion for books and reading.
The family says Jaime stopped at the Dade County Federal Credit Union in Miami Gardens Monday night to check his account balance. Although they believe he did not withdraw any cash, they say as he drove way, someone tried to rob him.
"I'm guessing he took off," Nick said. "They took the gun, pointed it at the back window, pulled the trigger and shot him square in the back."
Although detectives have not yet released a motive of the shooting, his brother believes it was a robbery gone bad.
"To have him murdered in cold blood like a dog," he said. "He was the kindest person I’ve ever met. It makes no sense."
Now the family hopes the community can call in an anonymous tip that will help catch the shooter.
"My brother had $40 in his pocket. And they didn't even take it. They just killed him," Nick said. "If this is the kind of person you want living in your neighborhood, you deserve whatever he does to you. And if you don’t want that you need to call the police and let them know."
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami Gardens police detective S. Horne at 305-474-1560 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Tips may be eligible for a reward up to $3,000.