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Six Nations man killed after NFL game in Miami

Local NewsSix Nations man killed after NFL game in Miami

Family and friends in Six Nations are mourning the loss of Dylan Isaacs after he was shot and killed on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Isaacs was killed after an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins in Florida late Sunday evening.

Dylan’s mother, Susan Isaacs, says after attending the game, Dylan was walking from the stadium when a person in a vehicle bumped into him, and that led to the fatal encounter.

Dylan is being remembered for his humour and kindness in the community, as police in Miami try to catch the person responsible for his death.

“He didn’t deserve this, he didn’t deserve to die this way,” said Isaacs.

Susan says after attending last night’s Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, he was bumped by a vehicle while walking with friends and family.

“He tried to catch the guy who hit him, and the guy just shot him…he just shot him, he shot my son,” said Susan.

Miami Gardens Police have yet to identify Dylan as the victim but say they responded to a location near the stadium, just before midnight for reports of a man shot.

When they arrived officers performed CPR to try and save the man, but it was too late; he was pronounced dead on scene by first responders.

In an email to CHCH News, police say a preliminary investigation revealed a man and his friends were walking through traffic and got into a verbal argument with a suspect driving a vehicle.

Detectives say that the suspect got out of his car and fired multiple rounds, killing the man before fleeing the scene.

Susan says Dylan’s friends stayed with him to the end.

“They watched him die,” she said.

Police have yet to release a description of the suspect or the vehicle involved, and say the investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, his brother Braedyn Isaacs and more than a dozen other members of the family sat with Susan to remember Dylan as a caring and involved family member, who had a love of all things Star Wars.

“He was like my big teddy bear, my protector…he’s such a funny hilarious guy and we’re remembering him with laughs,” shared Susan.

The family has made arrangements to bring Dylan home for burial.

In the meantime, Susan reflecting on her loss, is offering these words to the community.

“Never take people for granted, always love hard, forgive, don’t carry grudges,” she said.

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