MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Police Department has released the identity of a woman who was shot and run over by a vehicle, as the investigation to find whoever’s responsible continues.READ MORE: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
According to police, Loukucha Joseph, 31, was killed shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, after shots were fired in the area of NE 149th St. and NE 6th Ave.
Witnesses said they saw a silver 4-door sedan speeding out of a gas station. They said that same sedan ran over Joseph and continued driving off.
A woman, who identified herself as Joseph’s relative, told CBS4 News Joseph tried calling a couple of family members before she died.
“She called me at 1:57 and I missed a call. And then she called my mom. She called her around 2 in the morning. And she was like, ‘We’ll call her in the morning,’ because we’re used to Keisha,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced Joseph dead on the scene.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
“A young girl was trying to help her, trying to resuscitate her,” said a Good Samaritan, who did not want to be identified. “And I tried to help her by turning her over like the ambulance told us but they got here and it was too late. I saw her on the street.”
Further investigation revealed that Joseph was shot in one of her extremities.
Joseph has been arrested a number of times, most recently less than two weeks ago.
Police have not released a motive in the case.
Authorities said they located the sedan nearby.
Those who knew Joseph said the mother of two was very well known in Little Haiti where she grew up.
“This is a very popular little girl,” said Serge Toussaint, who says he’s known Joseph since was a teen. “I don’t know what she did but that thing hurts.”MORE NEWS: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).