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2 arrested, 1 sought after man found dead in Miami Gardens park

Jean Cenat, 22, lured to Vista Verde Park through social media, police say

Steven Daniels, Shuneice Thomas
Steven Daniels, Shuneice Thomas


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Police have arrested two people and are searching for a third person in connection with the shooting death of a 22-year-old man at a Miami Gardens park.

Miami Gardens police said the body of Jean Cenat was found Monday just after 6 a.m. in Vista Verde Park at 210001 Northwest 39th Ave. He was shot several times.

Detectives said they were able to use new technology from the department's Real Time Crime Center to find the victim's vehicle.

Police said Steven Daniels, 23, was observed using Cenat's vehicle Monday about 5:30 p.m. When he saw police approaching him, he led officers on a pursuit and attempted to ram the vehicle into an officer's.

Police said Daniels eventually stopped and ran away, but he was located and taken into custody.

During their investigation, police found Cenat had arranged to meet Shuneice Thomas, 21, through social media.

Thomas was located and arrested by police, who said she lured the victim via social media to Miami Gardens with the intention of having Cenat robbed by another person.

Police are now searching for Shelton Evans, 25, who is believed to be involved in the shooting of Cenat.

Daniels faces charges of resisting an officer without violence, fleeing and eluding a police officer, aggravated assault on a police officer and an open warrant for petty theft.

Thomas faces charges of second-degree felony murder and armed robbery.


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