Hassett & Associates, P.A.
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Miami Homicide Defense Attorney

Two Men Arrested in Miami For Fatal Shooting of a Minister

A pastor was shot and killed by two men in Liberty City on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. after being robbed. Pastor Kenneth Johnson, 67, had entered City Market convenience store on Northwest 62nd Street and Northwest 13th Avenue to purchase a bottle of water before Tyreke Desire, 19, and Larry Flowers, 20, tried to steal change out of his hand and a gold chain on his neck. Johnson struggled with the men before he was shot on the sidewalk. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but later died. The two men fled to a nearby apartment complex after the attack.Pastor Kenneth Johnson was known in the community for always lending a helping hand and ministering to those in need for the last decade. Just before visiting the convenience store, he had helped another individual at Liberty City church get their car started.Miami police were able to locate the two suspects, where they found the gun that was used in the murder. Both individuals had changed clothes following the incident.

The death of Pastor Kenneth Johnson opens up an issue in the community with complaints that there are not enough opportunities for the youth, which has lead to high crime rates. The area is known to become more dangerous at night during the summer when more people are seen outdoors.

Senior Pastor Vincent Spann said, “I should be morning but I have a sense of joy because I believe his death will cause greater things to happen. I believe it’s going to catapult us into action and change this community so they’ll get tired of not talking. We’re not going to let this moment go to waste, we’re going to press his name into people’s minds.”

A vigil was later held at the convenience store’s parking lot on Friday for Johnson with over 30 people in attendance. Salt was sprinkled on the parking lot with candles lit in remembrance.

For those who have been involved with murder or homicide, Hassett & Associates, P.A. works to explain the rights. Miami Homicide Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who works with First Degree Murder or Homicide, Felony Murder, Vehicular or Vessel Homicide, and Second Degree Murder.

If you or someone you know has been in a similar legal situation, contact our firm immediately at 954-791-3939 24 hours a day, per seven days a week for a consultation.

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