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For Immediate Release:
December 19, 2017
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers

Commissioner Moss urges anyone with information on fatal shooting of 2-year-old Carnell Williams-Thomas to come forward

MIAMI – On Friday, December 15, 2017 at approximately 6:18 p.m., Carnell Williams-Thomas fell victim to a stray bullet in the area of SW 214th Street and SW 114th Court in Miami. He was only 2 years old. With the shooter still at large, Commissioner Dennis C. Moss joined MDPD Police Chief Juan Perez, State Representative Kionne McGhee and area pastors to urge the community to come forward if they have information regarding this homicide. If the tip leads to an arrest, the tipster may be eligible for a reward up to $25,000.

“This is yet another senseless murder of a 2-year-old baby in our community by NEIGHBORHOOD TERRORISTS,” said Commissioner Moss. “When will it end? How many children will have to die before all of us, and especially the community, say enough is enough? That night as I spoke to residents at the scene in the development, they said to me that they were tired of the violence. They spoke about how bullet holes marked the walls of many of the apartments from previous shooting incidents in the area where the little boy was killed.

“We in the community know who is responsible for this act and many others that have occurred. Parents are harboring the very children and family members who are committing these horrible killings, and are allowing them to bring these guns into their homes. Witnesses who can help solve these crimes remain silent even though you can contact Crime Stoppers, give them the information and remain anonymous.

“As I scanned the crime scene, I was struck by the picture of the scooter that the little boy was riding on as it lay still on the ground. I thought about the fact that he was just 2 and had not even begun life before becoming an angel in heaven. I wondered what he was thinking before his death.

“This is sad; this is avoidable and this must stop. I call on the community to turn the shooter in now, today. We must rid our community of these neighborhood terrorists.”