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TWO CHARGED WITH MURDER IN POMPANO ROBBERY

BSO Case Number: PB02-12-01261
PIO Number: 02-12-11
Date: December 3, 2002
Place of Occurrence: Right Way Food Store, 13 SE 11th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL

Victim(s):

  • Abed Rahman Damiati, 50, 8/3/52, 333 SE 11th Ave. Pompano Beach, FL (deceased)
  • Hammad Mourtada, 48, 10/2/54, 9197 Ramblewood Drive, Coral Springs

Suspect(s):

  • Luknick Janvier, 19, 8/18/83, 5174 NW 6th Ct., Delray Beach, FL
  • Schevy Lamar Blue, 24, 9/21/78, 791 SW 12th Terrace, Delray Beach, FL

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are charging two Delray Beach men with the senseless murder of a Pompano Beach man, shot to death late Tuesday night during the armed robbery of his family’s convenience store.

Facing murder and armed robbery charges are 19-year old Luknick Janvier of 5174 NW 6th Court and 24-year old Schevy Lamar Blue of 791 SW 12th Terrace.

According to investigators, the two suspects entered the Right Way Food Store at 13 SE 11th Avenue in Pompano Beach shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 wearing masks and carrying guns.
Getting ready to close the family at the time were relatives, 50-year old Abed Damiati and 48-year old Hammad Mourtada.

One of the gunmen ordered Mr. Damiati, who was at the back of the store, to walk towards the front counter. When he resisted, the gunman shot Mr. Damiati to death. Mr. Mourtada grabbed his own gun and returned fire, striking both of the robbers. The crooks left the store, jumped into a vehicle and fled the scene.

Mr. Damiati, of 333 SE 11th Avenue in Pompano Beach, died at the scene. Mr. Mourtada of 9197 Ramblewood Drive in Coral Springs was not injured.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office notified deputies and other local law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for the robber’s vehicle and within an hour, Boca Raton Police located it near an apartment building at 875 SW 4th Court in Boca Raton. Officers tracked Blue and Janvier to the apartment building and took them in for questioning.

Janvier is still hospitalized following surgery. Blue is in the Broward Sheriff's Office Main Jail.

BSO Robbery detectives say the two gunmen have also confessed to a handful of armed robberies in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.


INVESTIGATORS Dets. G. Bukata & E. Hendel, Homicide, D-11

THIS REPORT BY: Hugh Graf 12/4/02 5:20 p.m.

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