‘This is a shock’: Man from Six Nations family shot dead after attending NFL game in Miami seeks justice

Dylan Isaacs, a 30-year-old southwestern Ontario man who was shot and killed outside an NFL football game Sunday night in Miami, was a fun-loving person, someone who was always laughing and doing jokes, and that “it meant a lot to us.” all.”

Described by his mother, Susan Isaacs, as “quite a character”, he is remembered as a devoted son who loved his family and was a loyal friend.

Isaacs was also an avid basketball player and a big Buffalo Bills football fan, his mother said.

Shortly before he was killed on Jan. 7, Isaacs said his son was at the Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game with a couple of friends and that they had randomly bumped into some of his cousins.

The last time they spoke was that night on Facetime during the game, he shared.

A few hours later, Isaacs said he received a call from a friend of Dylan’s informing him that he had been shot several times not far from Hard Rock Stadium.

Rescuers took life-saving measures, but he died at the scene shortly before midnight, he said. The driver fled the scene.

Dylan’s mother told CTV News that her son passed away on his late best friend’s birthday.

“Now they are together in heaven. “I know they are,” she said.

Dylan Isaacs

Cecelia Skye, Dylan’s aunt, said the loss of her nephew will be deeply felt by all members of her extended family.

“He was a great guy, a great personality. He meant a lot to our family,” she said during an interview.

Skye said Dylan was a happy-go-lucky child who “always had funny things to say” and appreciated a lively conversation as an adult. He also liked playing sports and liked to dance and travel, he said.

“Dylan loved family. He loved gatherings,” Skye said, adding that her nephew had special love and support for the “little ones” in the family.

“He was very opinionated, so sometimes our conversation got a little loud during the table, but all in a good way.”

Dylan Isaacs

Isaacs lived on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford, Ontario, but had been visiting friends in Florida.

In a written statement, the Six Nations Grand River Council (SNGR), based in Oshweken, Ontario, said it is “saddened” by the loss of Dylan Isaacs, who died following a “tragic shooting in Florida on Christmas Eve.” Sunday.”

Isaacs had worked for SNGR since 2021, the council said, adding that he “dedicated his career to helping his community as an archaeological community monitor.”

“This is truly sad news,” said Chief Sherri-Lynn Hill.

“We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Isaacs’ body is currently in Miami, but his family is working to get him to his final resting place on the Six Nations reserve.

An online crowdfunding page has been created to help his family bring him home to Canada, as well as with funeral and other related expenses.

According to GoFundMe, Isaacs was fatally shot after leaving the Dolphins-Bills football game on Sunday.

A Bills fan, he was allegedly walking through traffic after leaving the football stadium when he allegedly got into a verbal argument with an unknown spectator.

The organizer of the crowdfunding campaign, who identified herself as a family friend, said this individual then attempted to intentionally hit Isaacs with his vehicle before speeding off.

“As Dylan and others ran after the vehicle, a man exited his vehicle and shot Dylan. “Despite police efforts to revive him, Dylan died from the gunshots,” he wrote.

Isaacs’ family said they want to make sure the person responsible is held accountable for their actions.

“This is a shock and I want justice. … I just want justice and I want the man to be caught or turn himself in, for him to have some remorse because (Dylan) was a very important part of our lives,” he said.

His aunt Cecilia agreed.

“We want that person who committed that senseless act to be caught and pay for the crime,” he said.

The Miami Gardens Police Department also identified the victim as 30-year-old Dylan Brody Isaacs.

They said so far no arrests have been made in connection with the case.

The vehicle involved in the shooting has been recovered, police said, but the suspect remains at large.

A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest.

Isaacs is survived by his mother, Sue, his brothers Bradyn and Aaron, and several family members and friends. He will be buried on the Six Nations reserve.

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