It’s been two years since Andrew Dixon was fatally shot in a Lake Worth neighborhood, and his unsolved slaying has led his grieving family to make a public plea for help in finding justice.
This morning, Dixon’s father, mother, stepsister, two brothers, sister, cousin, and aunt held a press conference outside a quaint yellow house on the 700 block of Washington Avenue where Andrew was found shot to death on Dec. 15, 2015, asking people to come forward to help solve Dixon’s murder.
“Andrew Dixon was out with several acquaintances when he was shot that night,” said PBSO detective Jeremy Gelfand. “There were people who witnessed the whole thing, but no one wanted to step up.”
Dixon, of Lake Worth, who would have turned 23 this year, was the father of three children.
“The way he was gunned down, an animal didn’t deserve that,” said Dixon’s father, Erwin. “He was killed and gunned downed right where we stand. I want to see whoever did this be brought to justice.”
Dixon’s family remembers him as loving, family-oriented, and someone who would always make them laugh.
“He always made you smile at jokes,” said Dixon’s sister. Erica. “It’s hard having family gatherings, knowing he’s not going to be there to join us and fill the room with his smile.”
Dixon’s father said there are many acquaintances of Andrew who know what happened to him that night, but refuse to speak up.
“If you saw something, say something—that’s all I’m asking. It would life a huge weight off me,” Dixon’s father said.
Anyone with information on Dixon’s murder is asked to call Detective Gelfand at 561-688-4023 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-458-TIPS. Some may be eligible for a $3,000 reward with information that leads to a suspect.