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GAS STATION SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD

BSO Case Number: 04-1401-000889
PIO Number: 14-1-8
Date: 1/12/14
Time: 2:11 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: Citgo, 4449 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes
Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes

Victim(s):

  • Kemar Austin, 29, male, 8/28/84, North Lauderdale (DECEASED)

Subject (s): Unknown

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was inside his vehicle at a gas station Sunday afternoon in Lauderdale Lakes.

Just after 2 p.m., BSO deputies were dispatched to a call of shots fired at the Citgo gas station at 4449 N. State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes. The victim, Kemar Austin, 29, had pulled into the gas station and was sitting in his parked car. The suspect approached Austin’s vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene.

The wounded victim drove south on State Road 7 for about 10 blocks, coming to a stop after careening into the median in the 3400 block of N. State Road 7. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue airlifted Austin to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

BSO Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact BSO Homicide Detective Valerian Perez at 954-765-4321 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $3,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest.

INVESTIGATORS:  Det. Valerian Perez & Sgt. Ellwood, C.I.D. Homicide; Dist. 4; Crime Scene

THIS REPORT BY:  Keyla Concepcion/PIO  1/13/14 0045

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