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PIO Number: 19-1-24 (18-10-15)                                   

BSO Case Number: 19-1810-000494

Date: October 26, 2018

Time: 5:10 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Pembroke Park

Place of Occurrence: near the 3200 block of Southwest 52nd Avenue, Pembroke Park

Victim: Wadarius R. Harris, 27, male, 4/13/91, Miami (DECEASED)

Suspect: Eric Alexander Vail, 27, male, 3/29/91, 1205 N.W. 58th St., Miami (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

vail.pngBroward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives arrested Eric Vail for his role in the murder of Wadarius R. Harris on October 26 near the 3200 block of Southwest 52nd Avenue. 

At approximately 5:10 a.m., deputies responded to the scene of a two-car rollover crash with injuries in a residential neighborhood in Pembroke Park. While deputies were en route to the scene, dispatch received additional reports of gunfire in the area. 

When they arrived, deputies found a white S10 Chevy truck and a gray Nissan Altima. Both vehicles upside down on the roadway. Deputies located Eric Vail and a second man, both with nonlife-threatening injuries at the scene. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported both men to an area hospital.

Investigators found Harris in the Chevy truck. BSFR pronounced him dead at the scene at 5:14 a.m.  

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Det. John Curcio at 954-321-4212 or Det. Samantha Cottam at 954-321-4544. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.


Homicide Dets. J. Curcio & S. Cottam

Pembroke Park; BSFR

Gina Carter/PIO
1/30/19 1330

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