Mom wants answers after son dies in Southwest Miami vs. Dade showdown – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A confrontation led to a fatal shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade late Sunday afternoon.
Miami-Dade police said around 5:30 p.m. they received a ShotSpotter alert in the 10600 block of SW 170th Street.
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When officers arrived, they found a 32-year-old Edwin Molina who had been shot. He was taken to the Jackson South Trauma Center where he died.
Molina’s mother, Linda Taylor, said she was stunned when she learned he had died.
“I would like to have answers. I would like to know what happened. I would like to know what caused the situation,” she said.
Taylor said she didn’t understand how this could happen and why her son was involved.
“He was a hard working kid. He wasn’t bad. He never got in trouble with the police. No drugs, nothing like that. He was a locksmith and he worked,” he said. she stated.
A 26-year-old man accused of shooting Molina with a shotgun has been detained for questioning.
“We are trying to understand exactly what happened in this altercation and why a gun was presented and obviously fired,” Miami-Dade police spokesman Luis Sierra said.
So far, he has not been charged in the shooting.
“It’s just crazy what’s going on with all this violence. He was only 32. He was only 32 and now he was gone and for what,” Taylor questioned.
After being questioned, the 26-year-old was taken to a local hospital for an involuntary medical evaluation.
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Initial reports indicated the shooting may have involved an intruder at the home, this is still under investigation. Taylor believes her son may have been working as a locksmith when he was shot.