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SW Miami-Dade man fatally shot in front of his apartment

Family of murdered southwest Miami-Dade man want answers
Family of murdered southwest Miami-Dade man want answers 02:00

MIAMI - A southwest Miami-Dade man was fatally in front of his apartment on Thursday afternoon. Now his family wants answers.

Miami-Dade police said it happened around 2 p.m. at an apartment complex at SW 216th Street and 113th Avenue.

The family of the man identified him as 45-year-old Antwon Lavont Ingraham. They said he ran a car wash business from his apartment and was a party deejay who went by the name of Sleepy Brown.

CBS News Miami's Peter D'Oench spoke exclusively to Ingraham's sister April Farley.   

"He was a hard worker, minded his own business, he was well known around here. He was a good person. He was my everything. We are the closest," she said. "All he wanted to do was work and provide for his family, he didn't bother anybody."

She said "These shootings happen too much, I was told he was caught In a crossfire. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was my protector. He did not have insurance and now we we need to find the money to bury him."

Darrell Collins, a friend of Ingraham, said, "I got a phone call and was told one of my best friends got shot. This is very, very upsetting. This man did not do anything to anyone to deserve to get shot like that in broad daylight." 

Two witnesses said Ingraham was caught in a crossfire between at least two other people, but police have not confirmed that. 

The shooting is troubling for Romania Dukes, the founder of Mothers Fighting for Justice.

"Enough is enough. This is happening every day or every other day and we have got to come together and stick together and find a way to put an end to all these shootings that are occurring in Goulds, Perrine, Florida City, and Homestead. It all has to stop and will only stop if you speak up and say something."

Dukes lost her 18-year-old son to gun violence back in July of 2014, in a case that remains unsolved.

Miami-Dade police do not have a description to release of any suspects. On Friday, detectives handed out flyers asking for the public's help. 

"If you know something please say something. I can not sleep knowing somebody did this to my brother. We do not bother anybody and we were not raised to do something like this," said Farley. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.  

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