Miami-Dade County

Family of Marlon Eason, 10, push for support to find his killer

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Marlon Eason, the 10-year-old boy who was shot by a stray bullet Tuesday night while playing basketball in front of his Overtown home.
Marlon Eason, the 10-year-old boy who was shot by a stray bullet Tuesday night while playing basketball in front of his Overtown home. Miami

The family of a 10-year old killed in a shooting last month is pushing for greater police and community support to find his killer(s).

Members of Marlon Eason’s family are set to speak outside their home located at 1975 NW 4th Court at 3 p.m. Saturday in an attempt to put pressure on investigators and the public for information.

“This is totally unacceptable and must be stopped,” said the Rev. James Pacley, president of P.U.L.S.E. (People United To Lead The Struggle For Equality) who is also sponsoring the event. “We owe it to the Eason family and the community to bring these individuals to justice. We are not safe as long as these criminals are able to live among us freely and commit murder.”

Eason died after he was shot in the head while playing basketball on his front porch in Overtown. He had gone into the street to get his basketball and was struck by a bullet.

Back in March, a South Florida church congregation donated $1,000 to help find his killer(s).

“Our church decided that we’d put up a thousand-dollar reward with the three-thousand-dollar reward of Crime Stoppers, and I’m here to challenge every church and every community leader to jump on board,” said Pastor Eric Readon of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-tips. You may be eligible for a reward and can remain anonymous.

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