MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Zedekiah Peacock had a passion for music and a pure talent as a keyboard player, playing in his family church and professionally for a major record label.
But her big dreams were silenced Sunday night after a shooting from a vehicle that left two people injured and the 20-year-old aspiring musician dead on Northwest 61st Street and 31st Avenue.
“He had a gift, a very interesting gift,” said Zedekiah’s father, Zachery Peacock. “My son is no longer here, but I will bear it.”
His parents, both ministers of his church, are convinced that their son was caught in the crossfire. They claim that Zedekiah stayed away from the troublesome side of the streets.
“That’s not Zeddy. So we can only equate ourselves to being in the wrong place at the wrong time and, sadly, he is no longer here with us, ”commented his father.
Apart from music, Zedekiah used to post spiritual messages on social media, the last a few hours before he was killed.
“The holy spirit is coming into this world,” Aunt Kathy Peacock said of her latest message.
“Those were his last words. That says a lot, ”said mom Kimberlyn Peacock. “It is practically asking God to comfort us.”
While the Peacock family is grieving over his loss, they draw on the strength of their faith: “His name Zedekiah means justice to God,” said his father, and the love and memories of a child just beginning. to leave a mark on the world.
“I know he loved me,” his mother said. “I told him that God really blessed me with a good son.”
Finally, the two people injured in Sunday’s shooting continued to be treated at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.
The search for the shooter continues and Miami-Dade police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. A $ 5,000 reward is offered for a tip leading to an arrest.
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