DETECTIVES ARREST MAN WHO FATALLY STABBED WEST PARK SENIOR

PIO Number: 18-4-7a

BSO Case Number: 01-1804-000338

Date: April 9, 2018

Time: 9:10 p.m.

Jurisdiction: West Park

Place of Occurrence: 5134 S.W. 18th St., West Park

Victim(s): Leon Frazier, 60, male, 3/31/58, 5134 S.W. 18th St., West Park

Suspect(s): Johnny Edward Granger, 53, male, 10/6/1964, 5134 S.W. 18th St., West Park (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Johnny Edward Granger, 53, Tuesday afternoon for the murder of his housemate, Leon Frazier. Granger admitted to stabbing Frazier three times outside their home in West Park the evening of April 9 because he felt the victim was making sexual advances towards him.

Frazier's sister discovered him bleeding profusely from several stab wounds in his back moments after the incident. The victim was treated on scene. He was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital where he died.

Granger fled the scene after the stabbing. Detectives found him at a relative's home the day after the murder. When he exited the home, Granger raised his hands in the air without being prompted and subsequently confessed to the murder.

Granger is now facing a charge of premeditated murder and is being held without bond. He has an arrest history going back to 2000 for charges including theft, burglary, resisting arrest, domestic violence and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kevin Nitsch at 954-321-4876. Reports can also be made anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. K. Nitsch, Homicide
West Park

THIS REPORT BY:
Gina Carter/PIO
4/11/18   1400


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