Man killed outside Florida Department of Corrections building in Miami Gardens
Surveillance video shows 2 people running up to SUV
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A man was killed Wednesday morning outside a Florida Department of Corrections probation office in Miami Gardens, authorities confirmed.
Miami Gardens police said the shooting was reported around 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the building at 3601 NW 167th St.
When officers arrived, they found the victim, 33-year-old Prince J. Taylor.
According to a preliminary investigation, Taylor had arrived at the state probation office and was in the process of parking when two men got out of a vehicle and started shooting at him, police said Wednesday night.
Taylor died before he could be taken to a hospital.
Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol went to the scene after the incident and saw a white Chevrolet Tahoe with bullet holes and a shattered window. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the SUV parking before two people suddenly run up to it. As they disappeared out of view behind a truck, they began shooting.
They then turned, ran back across the parking lot and jumped into a waiting SUV before driving away.
Margol said several people were crying at the scene.
Miami-Dade police were assisting the Miami Gardens Police Department in the investigation.
A spokeswoman for Miami Gardens police said detectives believe the victim was targeted and this was not a random shooting.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami Gardens police Detective C. Pacheco at 305-474-1583. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest.
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