Miami Garden Pastor Urges Community To Break The Silence

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – It’s been a week since a local car wash owner was shot and killed on the job while trying to protect a customer.

While investigators continue to search for clues, religious leaders have taken matters into their own pulpits in a combined effort with police to get more community involvement in solving violent crime cases.

A makeshift memorial still is in tact in front of a Miami Gardens carwash. The business was closed Sunday in honor and memory of the owner, Errold Peart, who was shot and killed there Sunday, December 2nd.

Police say Peart was shot while trying to help a customer who was being robbed at gunpoint.

Peart’s death and the death of others prompted local pastors like Rev. Eric Readon at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church to encourage members of the community to break the silence that he said is often deafening in…

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