Shaynea Johnson fatally shot while sitting in car in Miami-Dade County shooting, FL

Early Friday morning in northwest Miami-Dade, Shaynea Johnson tragically lost her life when she was shot while seated in a vehicle. (Source: Facebook)
Early Friday morning in northwest Miami-Dade, Shaynea Johnson tragically lost her life when she was shot while seated in a vehicle. (Source: Facebook)


In a harrowing incident that unfolded in the early hours of Friday morning, Shaynea Johnson met a tragic end following a heated dispute at a strip club in northwest Miami-Dade. The altercation escalated into a shootout involving a security guard, resulting in a devastating loss of life.

Officials confirmed the incident, shedding light on a distressing event that has left the community in shock and raised questions about safety and security in public spaces.

In this article, we delve into the details of this unfortunate incident, exploring the circumstances surrounding the altercation and its aftermath, as the community grapples with the aftermath of this heartbreaking event.

Fatal Shootout at Miami-Dade Strip Club

In the early hours of Friday morning, tragedy struck in northwest Miami-Dade as Shaynea Johnson lost her life in a fatal shooting incident.

The unfortunate event unfolded after a group she was with became embroiled in a heated dispute inside the Climax strip club, located at Northwest 27th Avenue and 102nd Street, according to authorities. The dispute between the group and a security guard escalated, spilling out into the strip club’s parking lot.

In a moment of shocking violence, Shaynea Johnson retrieved a firearm from the backseat of a vehicle and fired at the security guard. In a swift and tragic turn of events, the security guard returned fire, resulting in Shaynea’s fatal injuries. Authorities later confirmed her demise at the scene.

Following the confrontation, the driver of the vehicle, presumably a member of the same group, hastily fled the scene. The vehicle was later found parked in the vicinity of Northwest 27th Avenue and 103rd Street, as recounted by the police.

The incident left the community in shock and raised concerns about safety, prompting a deeper examination of the circumstances surrounding the altercation and its aftermath. As the investigation unfolds, the community grapples with the profound loss of Shaynea Johnson and seeks answers in the wake of this tragic event.

Shaynea Johnson’s Mother Shares Heartfelt Statement Amidst Tragedy

Shaynea Johnson’s mother, Brenda Dawson, speaking to Local 10’s Joseph Ojo, expressed her harrowing experience, saying, “I got a call early this morning, around 4 a.m., from my niece, and she told me that my daughter was shot.”

The devastating news propelled Dawson and other concerned family members into immediate action. They rushed to the scene, desperately seeking answers and resolution in the face of this shocking tragedy.

She added, “I called every hospital, I called the police station — no one could give me answers, they told me the backseat — the young lady in the backseat was my daughter, and they said that she was shot and now she is dead.”

She tearfully revealed that Shaynea was not just a daughter but a mother herself, with two beautiful children who were now left with the weight of their mother’s tragic loss. The thought of how to explain this heartbreaking reality to Shaynea’s kids weighed heavily on Dawson’s mind, and she couldn’t help but exclaim in distress, ““Lord God, what (am I) going to tell those kids? I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

Police Investigation

Local 10’s cameras documented a white car, its doors ajar, marked by numerous bullet holes, offering a visual testament to the violence that had unfolded. Subsequently, a yellow tarp was placed over the car’s windshield while homicide investigators diligently carried out their work at the scene.

The investigation into the shooting incident necessitated the closure of multiple streets in the vicinity. To ensure traffic safety, the police employed road safety flares and redirected vehicles onto side streets along Northwest 27th Avenue.

Precise information regarding the initial confrontation remained undisclosed, and the police clarified that they were still in the process of investigating the shooting.

This is a developing story.


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