Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-8-10

BSO Case Number: 15-1908-001788

Date: Aug. 17, 2019

Time: 9:53 p.m.

Jurisdiction: North Lauderdale

Place of Occurrence: 6271 S.W. 18th Court, North Lauderdale

Victim(s): Winfred Avant, 53, male, 2/28/66, 2656 N.W. 65th Ave., Margate (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): Name temporarily withheld  

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man following an altercation Saturday night in front of a home in North Lauderdale.
Just before 10 p.m. August 17, deputies were dispatched to 6271 S.W. 18th Court in response to an argument between two adult males that turned into a scuffle in the front yard of the home. North Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported 53-year-old Winfred Avant to University Hospital & Medical Center to treat his injuries, but he was later pronounced deceased.

BSO homicide detectives are investigating the incident and are temporarily withholding the name of the second man involved. They are investigating the case as a homicide.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Kevin Nitsch at 954-321-4876.  Anonymous tips can be provided through Broward Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at

Det. Nitsch & Kuechler, CID Homicide
North Lauderdale; NLFR

Keyla Concepción/PIO
8/18/19       1630