Miami detectives are searching for a gunman who took the life of a father who worked at two different security jobs to support his wife and two young children.
“It make my stomach turn,” said Shawn Loriston, who told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that his 50-year-old cousin, Francois Presley, was shot and killed while sitting in his car outside the Chez Le Bebe restaurant.
Police said Presley was discovered in his full security guard uniform in his car at the restaurant at 114 NE 54th St. at 11:45 p.m. Monday.
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“I’m still in shock,” said Brian Loriston, the victim’s cousin. “I still feel like he is going to come and pull me in and tell me something. He is the last person I expected to pass away.”
Presley, who had two young boys and at least three older children, was devoted to his family.
“He was very hard working,” said Shawn Loriston, another of Presley’s cousins. “He comes home at one in the morning, two in the morning to support his family and his kids, without any complaint. We have to stop the violence. The violence is getting out of hand.”
Presley’s cousins said Presley worked at the Carol Mart flea market at Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 183rd Street in Miami Gardens, as well as Chez Le Bebe restaurant as a security guard.
Miami police checked the restaurant and nearby businesses for surveillance tape.
Anyone with information should call Miami police, or call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).