ALTERCATION TURNS DEADLY IN DANIA BEACH

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-10-3
BSO Case Number:
02-2110-00251 
Date:
Oct. 3, 2021
Time:
7:05 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Dania Beach
Place of Occurrence:
236 S.W. 13th St., Dania Beach
Victim:
Joshua Ward, 24, 5/20/1997, 2326 Douglas Road, Hollywood (DECEASED)  
Suspect(s):
Unknown
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man following an altercation Sunday night outside a home in Dania Beach.

Just after 7 p.m. Oct. 3, deputies were dispatched to 236 S.W. 13th St. in response to a shooting. Preliminary information revealed a verbal and physical argument between two adult males turned deadly when shots were fired. 

BSO deputies responded and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Deputies immediately began CPR on the individual. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported 24-year-old Joshua Ward to Memorial Regional Hospital to treat his injuries, but he was later pronounced deceased.

BSO SWAT team and K-9 responded to assist with the search for the suspect.

BSO’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene technicians responded to the scene and are investigating.
 
Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or who has any information regarding the incident to contact BSO Homicide Detective Bozena Gajda-Morales at 954-321-4325. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Homicide Det. B. Gajda-Morales, CID
Homicide Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID

THIS REPORT BY:
Miranda Grossman/PIO
10/4/2021 1330

Dania Beach; BSFR