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Former state senator grieves after shooter kills son in Miami-Dade

Former Democratic Florida Sen. Daphne Campbell is grieving after her son Jason Dwayne Campbell was killed in a shooting.
Former Democratic Florida Sen. Daphne Campbell is grieving after her son Jason Dwayne Campbell was killed in a shooting.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Former Democratic Florida Sen. Daphne Campbell used Facebook to grieve on Wednesday after her son Jason Dwayne Campbell died. He was 23.

“Carry a child for nine months with difficulties and end up having C-Section and after 23 years, you receive bad news (that) someone (shot), kills your son.”

Detectives are investigating the shooting that occurred at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday at the Montecarlo of Miami Condominiums, at 494 NW 165 St., in Miami-Dade County’s Golden Glades area.

According to a medical examiner’s report, Jason Campbell had been shot in the torso.

Campbell also wrote on Facebook that her son was killed while he was sleeping. The killer, she wrote, was heartless. Her son was a father of three.

Miami-Dade detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective R. Mascarena at 305-471-2400 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

A former state senator is grieving her 23-year-old son after a shooting on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

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Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.