Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
23-4-16 (23-3-2 A)
BSO Case Number:
11-2302-009339 (UPDATE)
Feb. 26, 2023
9:01 p.m.
Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence:
401 N.W. 27th Avenue, Pompano Beach
Victim 1:
Dayvon Johnson, 35, 9/22/1987, male, 2021 N.W. Fifth Terr., Pompano Beach (DECEASED)
Victim 2:
Delana James, 31, 1/14/1992, female, 2701 N.W. 12th Ct., Pompano (DECEASED)
Victim 3:
Adult male, Marsy’s Law 
Victim 4:
Juvenile male, Marsy’s Law 
Victim 5:
Adult male, Marsy’s Law 
Damian Wastene Charmant, 18, 4/1/2005, male, Pompano Beach

Description of Incident:
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A combination of dedicated detective work and tips from the public led to the identification of one of the dangerous subjects involved in the double homicide that occurred outside of a Pompano Beach convenience store in February.

After reviewing evidence in the case and receiving crucial tips from Crime Stoppers, Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives said Damian Wastene Charmant, 18, was identified as one of the shooters. Charmant is currently in custody on unrelated charges, and he now faces additional charges that include two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder with a firearm.

According to investigators, at approximately 9:01 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, BSO deputies responded to a shooting call at a convenience store located at 401 N.W. 27th Avenue in Pompano Beach. When deputies arrived, they located five people suffering from gunshot wounds. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue also responded and transported the victims to Broward Health North. An adult male victim, 35-year-old Dayvon Johnson, and the adult female victim,  31-year-old Delana James, were pronounced deceased at the hospital. The remaining three victims sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

Homicide detectives said the remaining subjects involved in the fatal shootings are considered armed and dangerous. 

BSO’s Homicide Unit is asking anyone with information regarding the shooting, identity or location of the suspects to contact Homicide Detective Gino Parram at 954-321-4211 or submit a tip through the SaferWatch App. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), online at browardcrimestoppers.org, or dial **TIPS (8477) from any cellphone in the United States. Any Crime Stoppers tip that leads to an arrest in this case is eligible for a reward of up to $10,000. 

Homicide Det. G. Parram, CID
Homicide Sgt. P. Reynolds, CID

Miranda Grossman/PIO
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