Authorities on Sunday remained outside the Miami Gardens home of a corrections officer shot and killed over the weekend.
Andrew Johnson, a 10-year veteran of Miami-Dade’s Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, was gunned down in his driveway in the area of Northwest 211th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, according to Miami-Dade police.
"When I received the phone call, it was just like a knot in my stomach," said Natasha Allen, a Miami-Dade correctional officer who has known Johnson for more than 16 years. "It was just like, 'Oh no, another good officer gone.'"
Police are investigating the slaying but said the motive remains unknown.
Allen remembers the positive effect that Johnson, 46, had on others.
"Even when you were having a bad day or [were] in a bad mood and he came around, it was something that he would say that would change the entire -- whatever you were dealing with," she said. "It would go from negative to positive."
Anyone with information about Johnson’s killing may phone Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.