PIO Number: 17-10-32 BSO Case Number: 11-1710-007539
Date: Oct. 26, 2017 Time: 7:33 p.m.
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence: 220 N.W. 15th Place, Pompano Beach
Victim(s): Trevor Mitchell, male, 46, 7/1/71, 214 N.W. 8th St. Pompano Beach (DECEASED)
Suspect(s): Donel Bostick, male, 46, 9/27/71, 50 N.W. 191st St., Miami (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:
On Thursday night, a man barbecuing was fatally shot following a verbal altercation in Pompano Beach. Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the murder of 46-year-old Trevor Mitchell by Donel Bostick.
Around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, BSO deputies responded to a report of shots fired at 220 N.W. 15th Place. The suspect, Bostick, had a verbal altercation with Mitchell just before he killed Mitchell. Bostick fled south on I-95 and crashed near the Davie Boulevard exit. Initially, he refused to leave the vehicle and fired a shot before he was taken into custody. BSO detectives don't believe Bostick was aiming at law enforcement officers. Detectives say Bostick and Mitchell grew up together, and Bostick's motive remains unclear.
Responding to the Pompano Beach scene were Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, who pronounced Mitchell dead, and BSO's Crime Scene and Homicide units. Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol assisted BSO at the secondary scene where Bostick was detained.
The homicide investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Zack Scott at 954-321-4162. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
INVESTIGATORS: THIS REPORT BY:
Homicide Dets. Scott & Nitsch, CID Joy Oglesby/PIO
Pompano Beach, CS, PBFR, FLPD, FHP 10/27/17 0640