Bradley Holt (pictured), a caring hero, is now, unfortunately, a dead one. The 24-year-old Miami man was shot to death for merely asking a reckless driver to slow down because children were playing on the streets according to NBC News 6.
Holt was outside his apartment complex when he spotted a yellow Mustang driving erratically around a group of children who had been playing on the streets. Holt yelled at the driver of the vehicle to slow down for the sake of the children, whom he had wanted to protect. Suddenly, one of the vehicle’s occupants fired two shots at Holt. One of the bullets struck Holt in the back of his head.
According to witnesses, the Mustang had been repeatedly “doing donuts” in the middle of the street which is the act of rotating the rear of the car around the front wheels continuously, thereby creating circular skid marks if done right, and causing lots of tire smoke.
Holt was transported to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival to the facility.
According to police, no one else was injured.
Holt’s family is devastated. They all gathered outside of the hospital to just pray for their loved one whom all agree was so caring and always so very thoughtful especially when it came to kids. According to Ellis Knox, whose young son was among the children Holt was trying to protect when tragedy struck, the young man was always looking out for the children on the block.
“Person gone too soon over something not necessary,” Knox told NBC News 6.
Holt also happened to have been the older brother of University of South Florida freshman quarterback Quinton Flowers.
Police officials are urging anyone with information about the crime to contact the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.