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BSO Case Number: LL12-12-001230
PIO Number: 12-12-16
Date: December 18, 2012
Time: 3:49 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 4400 block of North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes 
Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes 


  • Cornelius Mitchell, 17, 1/16/95, male, 1614 N.W. 16th Ct., Fort Lauderdale (DECEASED)


  • Elijah Ellington, 32, 2/19/80, male, 7001 S.W. 11th St., Pembroke Pines (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

 Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left one teenager dead and another lucky to be alive. 

Shortly before 4 p.m., two 17-year-old boys - Cornelius Mitchell and a friend - were walking east on 44th Street near State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes. Elijah Ellington was walking west. Something sparked a dispute among the three. Ellington pulled out a handgun and opened fire on the teens, then remained on scene until deputies arrived.

Mitchell was gravely injured. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported him by air to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  The second teen was only grazed by a bullet.  He was treated at the hospital and released.  

Ellington was booked into the BSO Main Jail charged with felony murder and attempted felony murder.

Anyone who has information on this case is urged to call BSO homicide Det. Jeff Kogan at (954) 321-4210 or report information anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at 

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Dets. Kogan and Tutler, Sgt. Feeley, CID; Lauderdale Lakes, BSFR

THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO December 18, 2012 2230

Posted At: 12/18/2012 09:38 PM

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