ARREST MADE IN LAUDERDALE LAKES CAR WASH SHOOTING

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
21-3-30
BSO Case Number:
04-2103-001347
Date:
March 19, 2021
Time:
10:53 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Lauderdale Lakes
Place of Occurrence:
Mikey’s Car Wash, 3101 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes
Victim 1:
Name temporarily withheld (pending Marsy’s Law)
Victim 2:
Name withheld (Marsy’s Law)
Victim 3:
Name withheld (Marsy’s Law)
Victim 4:
Name withheld (Marsy’s Law)
Suspect:
Corey O. Gentle, 33, 5/8/87, male, 2717 Willow Avenue, Lauderdale Lakes (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office violent crimes detectives have arrested Corey Gentle for his involvement in a car wash shooting that left a man injured in Lauderdale Lakes on March 19.

According to detectives, at approximately 10:53 a.m. that Friday, BSO deputies responded to a shooting call at Mikey’s Car Wash located at 3101 N. State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes. On scene, deputies made contact with an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue also responded, and the victim was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center to be treated for injuries that were life-threatening.    

Investigators say Gentle, a former employee of the car wash, fired a single shot at the victim. He then pointed the gun at three other victims and chased them before fleeing the scene of the shooting. 

Gentle was arrested later that day and admitted to the shooting post Miranda. He faces one count of attempted felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The circumstance surrounding the incident is being investigated.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. B. Gajda-Morales, VCU 
Det. L. Alamnza Londono, VCU 

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO
3/23/21 1700

Det. M. Cowart, VCU

Sgt. K. Stull, VCU

Lauderdale Lakes; BSFR