“You all killed him!” Father of Miami concert hall shooting, 24, yells at police and politicians during press conference as surveillance footage of masked suspects is released
- Clayton Dillard III, 24, was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday morning when the three gunmen opened fire
- On Monday, his father attended a police press conference where he yelled at police and politicians, “You killed my child!”
- The party was for ABMG Spitta, a local rapper whose real name is Courtney Paul Wilson
- The police have not made any arrests yet; they released surveillance footage of the suspects and their weapons
The father of one of two people shot and killed Saturday night at a rapper’s birthday party in Miami burst into tears Monday morning, interrupted a police press conference and yelled, “You all killed my kid!”
Clayton Dillard III, 24, was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday morning when the three gunmen opened fire.
His father, Clayton Dillard II, had begged to be taken outside the hall with his body on Sunday.
On Monday, he attended a police press conference where he yelled at police and politicians, “You all killed my child!” he shouted, before being led away.
Clayton Dillard was named by his father as one of the victims. he was 24
Clayton Dillard’s father interrupted a police press conference on Monday and yelled “they killed him!”
The party was for ABMG Spitta, a local rapper whose real name is Courtney Paul Wilson. It is not clear if he was injured.
The shooting was one of two over the weekend – a third person was killed in another shooting.
“This kind of violence has to stop. It’s the same every weekend. This is a target, ”said Alfredo“ Freddy ”Ramirez of Miami-Dade Police.
Authorities believe the shooting was targeted, but no arrests were immediately announced.
After the shooting, the trio of gunmen got back into the car and fled the scene.
Many of the victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where a crowd of friends and relatives gathered this morning to pray and wait for news.
A mother of one of the victims told Angelica Green NBC Miami that her son had called her in the middle of the night to say he was on his way to the hospital.
This as the three gunmen arrived at the El Mula Banquet Hall in Northwest Miami-Dade in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The gunmen get back into the car after shooting two people and injuring 22 people
Clayton Sr. was visibly emotional at the press conference. He was led away by the police
“He called us crazy and told us he was shot, that it hurts, that it hurts and that he loves us and wants us to know,” she said.
‘My husband says ‘don’t stay with us, stay with us’. We jump in the car and talk to him to keep him alert. ‘
Police sought community help to identify and arrest the gunmen.
American businessman and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis tweeted that he will contribute $ 100,000 for information leading to the arrest and arrest of the gunmen.
“I am offering a $ 100,000 reward to help the authorities in my hometown @MiamiDadePD arrest and convict the suspect (s) … pass this on,” he wrote.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for “quick and stern” justice.
“We mourn the loss of the two victims and pray for the recovery of the more than 20 injured at El Mula Banquet Hall near Hialeah,” he tweeted. “We are working with local authorities to do justice to the perpetrators.”
Firearms-related homicides have exploded in the United States in the past year.
On Wednesday, a public transit worker shot dead nine people in a California railroad yard before pointing his gun at himself when police arrived.
Mass shootings have occurred in recent months at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, an office building in California, a grocery store in Colorado, and several spas in Atlanta.