MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – Miramar Police have made an arrest in the death of woman who was murdered in the middle of a residential street.
Emile Senghor, 24, has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of 38-year old Shuneeque Jones.
Police said just after 4:30 p.m. Monday they received multiple 911 calls about a woman being attacked on Sabal Palm Drive near Miramar Parkway and University Drive.
“Somebody’s getting stabbed in the street!” said one caller. “This dude’s gonna kill her,” he told the 911 operator.
“Do you see her with a knife?” the 911 operator asked. “Ya, he’s stabbing her,” he said.
Arriving officers found the body of Jones lying on the ground; she had been stabbed to death.
“She was approached by the suspect, we heard from one witness that she ran a short distance and was yelling and that the suspect dragged her down and started stabbing her,” said police spokeswoman Tania Rues. “We have varying witness accounts, but we believe two knives were used.”
Rues confirmed that officers recovered two knives.
While police do not have a motive for the attack, they do know that Senghor and Jones live just a few doors away.
Dozens of Miramar Police officers — and officers from neighboring jurisdictions — searched for the killer. Streets were blocked off, a Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter circled overhead and heavily armed officers roamed the neighborhood, checking backyards with police dogs.
It was Senghor’s own sister Angela who turned him in.
“She observed him outside of the residence, covered in blood, holding two knives,” said Broward Judge John Hurley as he read from the arrest affidavit at Senghor’s bond court hearing. “He then entered the residence in front of his sister, allegedly advising his sister that he had to do it.”
Neighbors watched the drama unfold, wondering how such violence could occur on their streets.
“It’s a safe neighborhood,” said Diane Forte. “It shouldn’t have happened here.”
“He must have been watching everything she did, if he’s that aggravated over who knows what, to hurt, kill somebody that bad,” said neighbor Frank Inserra.
Inserra who added that he saw Senghour and about an hour before the murder and he seemed to be “out of sorts.”
“He seemed like he was a little aggravated, the gentleman who got arrested, because usually he’s sitting over here and he seemed to be pacing over there and not happy about something,” said Inserra. “He didn’t look happy.”
Rues said they don’t know what led to the stabbing. She added that they don’t know if Senghor knew Jones before the attack.