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ALTERCATION LEADS TO FATAL STABBING

BSO DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR MURDER SUSPECT

BSO Case Number: BS13-04-00186
PIO Number: 13-4-3
Date: April 3, 2013
Time: 12:39 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 3024 NW 8 Ct., Ft. Lauderdale
Jurisdiction: unincorporated central Broward

Victim(s):

  • Keema Gooding, 20, male, 10/31/92, 600 SW 22 St., Ft. Lauderdale (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • male, name withheld (AT LARGE)

Description of Incident:

A man was fatally stabbed following an earlier crash and altercation near Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday afternoon.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the events that led to the murder of 20-year-old Keema Gooding. At 12:39 p.m., BSO deputies responded to 3024 NW 8 Ct. where Gooding had been stabbed by a known subject. Earlier in the day, a vehicle Gooding was driving was hit by the suspect’s vehicle at another location. According to detectives, after the crash, Gooding, his girlfriend and some other friends went to the Northwest 8 Court location where there was an exchange of words among Gooding, the suspect and the group. The suspect plunged a knife into Gooding’s chest and he was driven by friends to Plantation General Hospital. Medical personnel attempted to stabilize Gooding’s injuries and he was transferred to the trauma center at Broward Health Medical Center. Gooding was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m.

While BSO homicide detectives search for the suspect, anyone with information about the murder should call BSO Homicide Unit Sgt. Dave Ellwood at 954-321-4210 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.BrowardCrimeStoppers.org. A cash reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for information leading to an arrest through Crime Stoppers.

INVESTIGATORS: CID, Homicide, D-5, Crime Scene, Sgt. Ellwood
THIS REPORT BY: Mike Jachles/PIO 04/03/13 2130

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