Miami-Dade Corrections Officer Shot, Killed in Miami Gardens Driveway

Correctional Officer Andrew Johnson, 46, was shot and killed in his driveway on Saturday evening, police say

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    Authorities on Sunday remained outside the Miami Gardens home of a corrections officer shot and killed over the weekend. NBC 6 reporter Betty Yu interviewed Natasha Allen , a Miami-Dade Correctional Officer who worked with the slaying victim.

    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.'"

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    Police are investigating the slaying but said the motive remains unknown.

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    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.

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