On the morning of Saturday, December 22,2012, 16 yr-old Bryan Herrera was riding his bike to a friend’s house just four blocks from his own. It was the first day of Christmas break and they had plans to complete the packet of assigned homework so they could spend the rest of their time off playing videogames and enjoying the break from school. Bryan would never make it to his friend’s house.
At approx. 11:04 am, just a couple blocks away from his destination, Bryan was confronted and fatally shot one time. He was transported to the nearby hospital, but passed away shortly after arriving. Bryan was a Sophomore at Miami Jackson Senior High School and had a promising future ahead of him. He was a straight-A student with an interest in robotics. Like most teens his age, Bryan loved videogames and hanging out with his friends. He had a 5 year old sister who thought he could move mountains, and a stepmom and father who loved him deeply.
According to his family and police, Bryan had no known enemies or criminal history. At first, police believed this could’ve been a random robbery or even a stray bullet, but 10 years later, there are no leads and police are seeking information from the community. There is a $5000 reward with Miami-Dade & Florida Keys Crime Stoppers for any information leading to an arrest. Since Bryan’s murder, Anabel has been active in the community, working closely with Florida Parents of Murdered Children. She is one of the mothers instrumental ingathering legislative support for HB 475.
If you have any information on Bryan’s murder, please click the Submit a Tip button below or call Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). All tipsters who submit a tip through Crimestoppers of Miami-Dade and Fl. Keys will remain anonymous.