The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking to the public for the identity of three men involved in a shooting death in Oakland Park over the weekend.
The three men were at a flea market Sunday afternoon when they got into an armed altercation with a fourth man in the parking lot, who was killed.
“We are releasing the video to the media in hopes somebody would be able to identify these three persons of interest and we can move on with the investigation,” BSO Homicide Det. Jim Hayes said in a press conference in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning.
According to surveillance footage, the three men in their mid-20s arrived at the flea market (3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd.) together Dec. 13. After doing some shopping, they left together and got into an altercation with a man in the parking lot, also in his mid-20s. Around 12:45 p.m. multiple shots were fired and the three fled in a black Cadillac Escalade, driving eastbound on Oakland Park Boulevard towards I-95. The video did not capture a license plate number.
When police arrived, an AR-15-style weapon was found by the victim in the parking lot. No one else was injured, although some other cars in the parking lot were hit by “projectiles,” Hayes said.
BSO does not believe the three men knew the victim, who is local and whose name has not been released by request of the family. Investigators also don’t believe the incident was gang-related. A few witnesses on the scene spoke with police.
“It may be a robbery that went bad. It’s still a fluid investigation,” Hayes said. “We just need to speak to these three individuals. So if the public can help us in identifying these three individuals that would be great.”
If you have any information on this case, contact Det. Mirelle Palushaj at 954-321-4226. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or visit BrowardCrimeStoppers.org.