Who was Clayton Dillard?
Clayton Dillard was one of the victims who were shot and killed in a Miami concert venue on May 30. His heartbroken father screamed at officers: “You all killed my baby.” Clayton Dillard II sobbed as he interrupted the meeting and was brought away just a day after appealing to authorities to “keep” his 24-year-old son’s body after he was shot dead in Florida. “You’re gonna burn, you hear me,” Dillard said, according to the Miami Herald.
“You killed a good kid. For no reason. You’re gonna burn.”
Just look at the pain on the face of Clayton Dillard and let it seep in a bit. His son Clayton Dillard III was killed in the mass shooting in NW Miami-Dade Saturday and Mr. Dillard shared his feelings today during a press conference in Doral with a bunch of cops and politicians. pic.twitter.com/2G7vzaM3ym
— Chuck Rabin (@ChuckRabin) May 31, 2021
How old was Clayton Dillard?
Clayton Dillard was 24 years old as of the year 2021.
Clayton Dillard Father, Family
Dillard, 26, had a 2-year-old son, according to his grandmother, the East Bay Times reported. She told CNN that family members tried to contact Dillard several times on May 30 and looked for him at local hospitals. Many members of the extended family spent several hours at the shooting location later that day.
Clayton Dillard III
The shooting stemmed from an ongoing rivalry between two different groups, Miami-Dade Homicide Bureau Maj Jorge Aguiar said on May 31. The intended target was believed to have been standing in front of the concert venue when the shooting began, he said.
He had been pleading for his son’s body to be removed from the crime scene, which had been covered by a tarp for about 18 hours as investigators investigated, according to WGLP. Dillard implored, “I need to hold him. I need to hold him! You killed the wrong kids!”
Dillard’s body remained in 90-degree heat for nearly 18 hours.
Clayton Dillard Sr
Clayton Dillard Sr, interrupted Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez as he was speaking about the El Mula Banquet Hall shooting, which left two men dead and 21 people injured. “You all killed my kid, you must burn,” an emotional Dillard shouted to politicians and police officers as he was escorted away.
“You killed a good kid.”
“And that’s the pain that you see. That is the pain that affects our community right there, right before you, that’s why together, all of us, we must work harder to bring justice to these families who are crying as you hear right now,” Ramirez said. “Know that the Miami-Dade Police Department will not stop, we will bring justice, our community is united.” Ramirez added the shooting at the club was “targeted” and was “definitely not random.”
Miami Shooting Suspects
The trio drove up to El Mula, left the vehicle running with the doors open and went inside to shoot attendees. Seconds later, they run back outside and exit the scene in the car. Since all three were wearing masks and hoods, it is unclear who exactly they are.
According to Ramirez III, the shooters targeted the club and it was not a random incident. It is unclear at this moment who the target was.