NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - The funeral for a South Florida firefighter who was a victim of gun violence was held Saturday.
City of Miami Firefighter Chadrick Davis, 23, was laid to rest one week after, authorities said, he was killed outside of a house on Northwest 31st Court and 44th Street in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Several members from the force were seen lining up in uniform outside his funeral to pay their respects.
It was a somber day as more people gathered inside to share memories and say goodbye to the two-year veteran. “On his first shift, at Fire Station 1, Firefighter Davis was on the nozzle of a code one apartment fire. He handled it like a seasoned veteran,” said Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp.
According to investigators, Davis and 22-year-old Sir-Ernest Williams were returning from a wake when someone opened fire, killing both men, last Saturday.
Davis’ sister had a message for those responsible for Davis’ untimely death. “Your reckless killing took my brother from me, and I don’t appreciate it all,” she said. “I know me talking can’t bring my brother back, but it could save somebody else’s life.”
“Not only was Chad a very good young firefighter, but he was also an incredible young man, a man that I’ve known since the day that he was born,” said Kemp.
While heartbroken loved ones grieve for the young firefighter whose life was cut short too soon, police continue their search for the gunman, as they attempt to determine what led up to the shooting.
Police have not made an arrest. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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