Police: Man fatally shot while mowing lawn in Miami Gardens

Author: Associated Press

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Police are investigating after a 61-year-old man was fatally shot while mowing his lawn in Miami Gardens.

Surveillance video from a neighbor’s home shows what appears to be a scuffle after two people approached Curtis Smith on Tuesday.

Authorities say Smith runs off camera and is shot moments later. He died at the scene.

Investigators believe robbery may have been the motive. They don’t have a clear description of the suspects.

Miami television stations report that tragedy also occurred next door to Smith’s house last year. A car pulled up and sprayed bullets, killing a man and his son in their driveway. The suspects were never caught.

Smith was a respiratory therapist at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.