Unsolved Case #40
Reference Number 01-14

John Edward Fabela
Murdered Aug 10, 2001

John Edward Fabela, age 29 was fatally shot on August 10, 2001, shortly before midnight.
My brother was visiting my mother in her Deerfield Beach home, it is mobile home park for seniors. My brother and nephew went to Crabby Jack's that evening and called it an early night ao they went back to my mothers home. Shortly after they arrrived two black man came through the sliding glass door with guns ordering them to the floor. One of the suspects was armed with a gold gun. The two suspects (black males in their early twenties) brutally beat my nephew John Paul while the other suspect held a gun to my brothers head demanding money from them. My nephew John Paul was shot six times while wrestling with one of the gunman, it is known that one of the suspects fled injured from the scene. My mother sleeping in her back bedroom awake and started to enter the room where my nephew lay wounded and my brother on his knees with gun to his head. When my brother heard my mother he jumped to his feet struck the gunman and ran towards my mother, that is when the one gunman that was left in the house fired two shots. One into my brothers lower back and the other into neck, my brother immediately fell to the kitchen floor. My mother ran after the gunman and watch him jump into a two door car. She ran back to my brother as she tried to call 911, but with no voice, she was having trouble communicating. At that point my older brother awoke and called. As brother laid on my mothers kitchen floor all he could say was I am dying mom. After being rushed to North Borward Medical Center, my brother died on Aug 11, 2001 @ 4:50 am.

If you have any information that may help solve this case, please contact the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. at 1-888-818-7662 or by email at natlpomc@pomc.org. Be sure to include the reference number in any and all correspondence.

*John Fabela's murderer was caught.

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