Family seeks answers in murder of Longwood man

- A family is demanding answers from Longwood city leaders after a husband and father is gunned down outside his home.  Family members found Shahidul Miah dead in his driveway last month, having been murdered sometime after he returned home from work.  "It has been three weeks and there is no solid lead," said Trina Miah, daughter of the victim. "I want answers."

Miah, 56, died from a gunshot wound to the chest on the evening of August 19. Three weeks after his death, his daughter is concerned that Longwood police investigators do not have the resources to get the job done. "Longwood police department is very small," she said. While the Longwood Police Department only has five detectives on staff, they have assured the Miah Family that all hands are on deck for this case. "We are putting maximum effort into this case," said department spokesman Ryan Short.

Miah owned a Kwik Mart convenience store in Apopka.  His daughter described him as hard-working man who never bothered anyone. She now hopes that an appearance at the Longwood City Commission meeting on Thursday will convince the city to ask for help.  "That's why I'm hear, hoping that Longwood City mayor and police chief will put enough pressure that they're going to find something soon, not 10 years later."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Longwood Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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