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.
Community Leaders, Victims Seek To Stop the Violence in Miami Gardens
It has been a violent week in Miami Gardens, but community leaders and victims spoke out to stop the violence at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday. Resident Larrie Lovett, Miami Gardens Police Major Alfred Lewers and church Pastor Eric Readon spoke about the issue.
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 the night of Dec. 1.
According to the PBA, Johnson, 46, had just returned from dropping his daughter off at the movies, and his wife was getting her nails done when the shooting happened.
Miami-Dade Police are investigating the shooting but said the motive remains unknown. Johnson, who worked at Metro West, left behind his wife and three children.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information, but the PBA is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest
"The community has lost a man who was dedicated to serving his community both on and off duty. We are reaching out to the community and asking anyone who saw or heard anything, or who has any information, to please come forward. We want to bring closure to this family," PBA President John Rivera said in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.