Miami-Dade County

Security guard found shot and slumped in bushes outside his NW Miami-Dade home

Miami-Dade police are investigating an early morning shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade police are investigating an early morning shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.

When Jacques Sylvestre’s wife left her home early Thursday morning she found her husband slumped over in the bushes, dead from a gunshot wound.

By mid-afternoon police still had few answers for a family that said it has suffered several tragedies at their Northwest Miami-Dade home this year. And Sylvestre’s daughter couldn’t make any sense of the killing.

Tania Sylvestre told Miami Herald news partner CBS 4 that her father, who was 63, worked as a security guard and had no enemies. She didn’t go into detail about the other misfortunes her family has suffered.

“He worked hard all his life. He was a Christian. He worked two jobs to take care of this family,” she said. Jacques Sylvestre was a security guard and also worked as a butcher out of his home, CBS reported.

Police said Sylvestre’s wife found him just past 6:30 a.m. at the home at Northwest 112th Street and 18th Avenue. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene. Tania Sylvestre left the home before her mother early Thursday, but didn’t see her father’s body.

Police have released few details about the killing. Anyone with information should contact Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

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