When a Florida man spotted a car speeding down a neighborhood street on Thursday, he warned the driver against speeding where children were playing. That word of caution led to him being shοt to deαth.
Bradley Holt, 24, told the driver of a Mustang to slow down because there were children in the area. Holt had seen a group of children playing near his apartment and asked the Mustang driver to lower his speed, witnesses allege.
Moments after Holt implored the driver and occupants to slow down, someone inside the Mustang fired twice at Holt, striking him in the head. Holt was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deαd.
“I saw a yellow car. It was driving crazy. We all ran in the house. We heard gunshots,” a young boy, one of the children Holt was trying to protect, told NBC Miami.
Shanay Flowers, the victim’s brother, said her brother was only trying to keep the neighborhood children safe.
“There are so many kids in the neighborhood,” she told affiliate Local 10. “He didn’t want them to hit the kids.”
“It’s a sad story because obviously what this good Samaritan was doing was trying to protect the safety of the children that were playing outside their home,” said Kenia Reyes of the Miami Police Department.
Reyes confirmed that the driver of the Mustang was driving recklessly, doing doughnuts in the street.
Police have not yet confirmed the occupants of the speeding Mustang.
According to police, the Mustang was a 1988 to 1998 model.
Quinton Flowers, Holt’s brother, was readying to begin his position as a quarterback at the University of South Florida.
Anyone with evidence is asked to call Miami Dade Crimestoppers.