Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit detectives are searching for a man who attempted to cover up a shooting by faking a crash and then fleeing.
On June 1, deputies responded to a call at the Days Inn Motel at 1595 W. Oakland Park Blvd. for what was initially a report of a crash with injuries. A white Chevy Malibu had crashed into a shipping container in the motel parking lot. When deputies arrived, they found the driver had been shot, and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to recover.
A surveillance camera at the motel captured the event. In a news release issued Wednesday, deputies wrote:
“The vehicle quickly backed up and abruptly stopped after slamming into the curb of a parking spot. A man then exited the passenger’s side of the vehicle and entered through the driver’s side door; he is seen doing something inside the vehicle on the driver’s side. Moments later, he returned to the passenger’s side and the vehicle rolled forward and crashed into a shipping container. After the vehicle crashed, the passenger fled from the vehicle holding a bag in his hand.”
Detectives believe the man who was in the passenger seat and was seen getting out of the car is the person who shot the driver. The full footage is available on the Broward Sheriff’s Office website.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the gunman’s identity and location to contact Det. Kevin White at 954-321-4215 or to submit a tip through the SaferWatch App.