June 25, 2021

USA: Female Suspect Arrested After The 23-Year-Old Son, Father Of Three, Of Former Florida State Lawmaker Was Gunned Down Outside Condo Parking Lot In Northwest Miami-Dade County.

WPLG Local 10 published June 22, 2021: Suspect arrested after deadly shooting claims life of former state senator's son. Officers have made an arrest after the son of former Florida state lawmaker Daphne Campbell was gunned down in northwest Miami-Dade County.

WPLG Local10 News
written by Eden Checkol, Anchor/Reporter
Tuesday June 12, 2021

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities have made an arrest after the son of former Florida state lawmaker Daphne Campbell was gunned down in northwest Miami-Dade County.

U.S. marshals caught up to the suspect in a county far from where the fatal shooting took place.

According to authorities, US marshals found 24-year-old Lakoria Washington 250 miles away, near Daytona Beach, on Monday, nearly three weeks after the fatal shooting.

Washington is accused of shooting the former senator’s son after entering another woman’s apartment on June 1 at the Monte Carlo Condominiums in northwest Miami-Dade.

Investigators said the 23-year-old victim was found outside the apartment after being shot.

According to police, the woman who lives there opened her door for Washington, who is accused of entering with a gun.

The woman ran off to hide and heard a gunshot shortly after, police said. She then found Campbell outside.

Washington will be brought back to Miami-Dade County to face first-degree murder charges.

Miami Herald
written by Devoun Cetoute and Charles Rabin
Tuesday June 22, 2021

The death of former state Sen. Daphne Campbell’s son was the result of a love triangle with a twist, according to state prosecutors: The woman who shot him was the jilted ex-girlfriend of a woman who spent the night in Jason Campbell’s bed.

On Monday, federal marshals found Lakoria Shamece Washington, 24, in Port Orange, Florida, and took her into custody. She has been charged with the first-degree murder of Campbell, 23. By Tuesday, Washington had not yet been extradited to Miami-Dade.

The Miami-Dade Police Department, which announced Washington’s arrest, cited Marsy’s Law and did not name the woman who was at Jason Campbell’s apartment when he was murdered. But Washington’s arrest warrant claims the woman barely escaped harm by running out of the apartment and hiding in a laundry room when Washington showed up, unannounced, with a gun.

“She then heard a gunshot. She did not witness the shooting or anyone leaving the scene,” Miami-Dade Detective Raquel Mascarena wrote in the report.

In 2015, Washington was arrested on charges including grand theft auto. She was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $853, court records show. In 2019, she was arrested on a charge of possessing marijuana. She was fined $603.

Campbell was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Monte Carlo Apartment complex at 494 NW 165th St.

At the time, Daphne Campbell, a former state senator and three-term house member, posted about her son on her Facebook page, writing, “I did not know a mother should bury a child, rather a child should bury their parents.”

Police found Campbell at around 8:30 a.m. on June 1 and then followed a trail of blood back to the apartment where the shooting happened.

There, they found a woman who said she was the ex-girlfriend of Washington. She told officers that Washington had come to the apartment and forced her way inside with a gun.

The woman had run from the apartment and hid in a laundry room, police said. She heard a gunshot but did not see the shooting or anyone leave.

A surveillance camera had seen a woman enter the apartment complex minutes before the shooting, who was identified as Washington, police said.

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