Family of Mom of 7 Killed in Hit-and-Run in Miami Demands Justice

Shameka Cone, 30, was killed in a Jan. 8 hit-and-run in Little Haiti

The family of a mother of seven who died after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood earlier this month is begging for the person responsible to come forward.

Family members of 30-year-old Shameka Cone held a news conference with Miami Police officials Wednesday as the search continues for the driver responsible for her death.

Cone and her boyfriend, Jay Cephus, were driving along Northwest 2nd Avenue near 64th Street just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 8 when they were hit by an older model Infiniti that fled the scene.

Cone was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition and later passed away. Cephus suffered broken bones but survived.

"Whoever did this, they really need to turn themselves in because she didn’t deserve that. She left seven kids behind and I don’t think it’s fair to them. They’ll never see their mother again and I will never see my daughter again. It’s a hard pill to swallow," mother Tara Butts said.

Police said they're looking for a light-colored 2016 to 2019 Infiniti Q60 that has or had front end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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