The 24-year-old mother was murdered next to her daughter in Miami-Dade after a change of office by the TSA

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade investigators are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old officer who worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Department of Transportation.

A dark four-door Nissan shooter killed Leshonte Jones at Coral Bay Cove apartments in southern Miami-Dade County, near Naranja, on Monday, police said.

“We are trying to find out what the motive was here,” said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. “We’re trying to find out what caused this senseless violence.”

Jones’ three-year-old daughter was injured in a shooting at 25801 S. Dixie Highway. Miami-Dade firefighters took him to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. According to Zabaleta, he was in a stable condition.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that took a young, vigorous officer away from his family and us too soon,” said Daniel Ronan, TSA’s director of federal security.



Jones returned home after working shifts as a TSA officer at Miami International Airport.

“Words simply can’t properly convey the huge loss we’re all feeling at the moment,” Ronan said.

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