Man charged with fatally stabbing woman
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have made an arrest in the murder of a local woman who was randomly stabbed to death.
Authorities have arrested Emile Senghor, 24. Police said he stabbed Shuneeque Jones in the middle of the street for no apparent reason. Officials called this a violent and random attack.
The news of the brutal attack has left the Jones' family devastated. "I just can't believe it," said Jones' aunt, Danette Jones.
Javon Jones, the victim's brother fought back tears as he said, "That's my sister, man, we want justice. She didn't deserve this."
Police said Jones was walking home from the store in the area of Lasalle Boulevard and Sable Palm Drive, Monday afternoon, when Senghor went outside and attacked her from behind with knives in both hands. "He was stabbing my baby. He stabbed my baby to death," said Danette.
A little girl who witnessed the attack ran home and told her mother who called police.
Senghor fled the scene and authorities set up a perimeter and shut down the whole neighborhood in search of him. K-9 units and investigators went door-to-door. Residents were eventually allowed back into their homes once officers found him. Detectives said he lives in the area. "It's really scary. There's crazy people out there who do crazy things," said neighbor Akita Daley.
Police questioned Senghor but they said they did not get many answers behind the brutal crime. "We don't have a motive for this," said Tania Rues, Miramar Police spokesperson. "The only thing we've been able to determine is that he lives within close proximity to the victim."
Jerome Jones, Jones' uncle, commented on Senghor. "Someone said he was psychotic. I'm not sure, and they said he was sick or something, but for him to just come out of nowhere and just stab her like that," he said.
Police said Senghor's family called them and told them they suspected he was involved.
The Jones family said the arrest does not bring them closure. "That's the scary part, you say get to know your neighbors, but then again, I'm quite sure she probably didn't know him," said Richard Jones.
Jones leaves behind two sons and a fiancé.
Senghor has hired a lawyer and is not talking while a motive remains unclear for police. If you have any information that can help police, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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