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Family & friends of Nayely Paz speak out, asking for public's help identifying shooter

Nayely Paz
Family & friends of Nayely Paz speak out, asking for public's help identifying shooter
Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 07:28:10-04

BALTIMORE — As Baltimore City Police continue to investigate the shooting that claimed the life of 18-year-old Nayely Paz and her 19-year-old boyfriend, her family is speaking out.

Family spoke to WMAR-2 News, asking that we not show their face or publicize their names for fear of retaliation.

"They will get theirs," said Paz's father. "She was an angel and now she's gone."

"What they did to her was unfair. She didn’t deserve to die this way," said her little sister. "I want them to know my sister was a good person and she wasn’t doing anything wrong to anyone."

Family and neighbors tell WMAR-2 News they believe the shooting was a case of road rage gone bad, one that involved another driver pulling out a gun and firing in the vehicle Paz was riding in. It's believed Paz and her 19-year-old boyfriend were going to the store for food around 12 a.m. Sunday.

According to Baltimore City Police, the shooting happened in the 1000 block of Horners Lane.

"I didn't hear the shooting," said a neighbor who asked not to be identified. "We just heard loud banging on the door. When we looked outside, we saw a woman in glasses and then she fell and collapsed."

Paz's boyfriend's family told WMAR she collapsed after running for help.

"We had someone call 911 immediately," said one man.

"Me and a couple of guys went over and seen her and she wasn’t doing well," said John Piper. "She was a very brave woman to have that much damage done to her and run down the street and knock on the door and scream for help. She got my attention."

Police said Paz was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview but did not survive.

On Monday, homicide detectives obtained video surveillance footage of the suspect vehicle and released it to the public. They are asking for information about a mid-size SUV Cadillac.

"If you know something, say something," said Paz's father.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

A vigil is planned for Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the 1000 block of Horners Lane.