Dylan Isaacs, a 30-year-old Canadian Buffalo Bills enthusiast, met a tragic end near the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, hours after an NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. His family has been left to grapple with the shock and heartbreak of a life senselessly snuffed out.
A Tragic Chain of Events
According to his aunt, Cecelia Skye, Isaacs and his friends were navigating through traffic after the game when a car reportedly hit him. In response, Isaacs and his friends pursued the vehicle. The suspect allegedly disembarked from the car and fired several rounds before making a quick escape. Unfortunately, Isaacs succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
“They were walking to their vehicle when a car pulled out and hit Dylan,” Skye recounted to NBC Miami. “I don’t know the extent of the impact, but Dylan and his friend started chasing the car as it sped off.”
The Aftermath of the Incident
The Miami Gardens police later discovered the car involved in the incident in West Palm Beach. “It was a senseless act,” Skye told NBC Miami. “They just didn’t want the driver hurting anyone else. It was just a game, a sport that’s supposed to be competitive, but there’s no room for violence.”
Family and friends remember Isaacs as a beloved individual who will be dearly missed. “We have a large family here. Everyone is going to miss him. I miss him dearly,” Skye added.
Community Support and Investigation
Ashley Cooke, a family friend, has established a GoFundMe page to assist Isaac’s mother, Sue, with the funeral arrangements, burial, and travel costs. The aim is to bring Isaac home to Six Nations, Canada, where he will be laid to rest. As of Tuesday evening, the page had raised $83,807, nearly doubling its original goal of $50,000.
The Miami Dolphins game was already over when police units assigned to the event were alerted to a man who had been shot. They arrived to administer chest compressions to Isaacs, but despite their efforts, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene. Investigators cordoned off an area inside a nearby shopping center overnight as part of their investigation. Witness Jae Jackson, who heard the gunfire and rushed over to help, said Isaacs was breathing heavily after being shot.
About the Hard Rock Stadium
The Hard Rock Stadium, the location of the tragic incident, is a multipurpose stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It is home to the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) and hosts various events, including football games, concerts, and international soccer matches. The stadium can seat over 65,000 spectators and has been the site of several Super Bowl games and two World Series. Despite the joy and entertainment the stadium typically brings, it was sadly the backdrop to this tragic event.
As the investigation continues, the community mourns the tragic loss of Isaacs, a reminder of the senseless violence that can occur even amid a sporting event meant to bring joy and entertainment.