Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-1-13 (16-3-33)

BSO Case Number: 15-1603-001799  

Date: March 28, 2016

Time: 12:38 a.m. 

Jurisdiction: North Lauderdale

Place of Occurrence: 1165 Cove Lake Road, North Lauderdale

Victim(s): Candice McKinney, 35, female, 6/10/1980, 1165 Cove Lake Road, North Lauderdale (DECEASED)                                       

                  Kareem Barnett, 18, male, North Lauderdale (INJURED)

Suspect(s): Unidentified adult male (COMPOSITE DRAWING)

Description of Incident:

Nearly three years ago, a mother was fatally shot and her son injured in their North Lauderdale home. Since the double-shooting, Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have worked tirelessly to identify the shooter and, today, they’re releasing a composite sketch of the suspect.

Candice McKinney _ Suspect Composite011519.jpgAround 12:30 a.m. March 28, 2016, deputies from the BSO North Lauderdale district and North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to 1165 Cove Lake Road in reference to a medical incident. Candice McKinney, 35, was discovered dead on the scene. Her 18-year-old son was found shot and transported by helicopter to Broward Health North. McKinney’s second child was found unharmed in the apartment.

The male suspect is described as being 30 to 40 years old, about 6 feet tall and roughly 215 lbs. The day of the shooting, he had a scruffy beard and low haircut. Homicide detectives suspect he may have had help.

Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Sgt. Kevin Forsberg at 954-321-4279. Reports can also be made anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for the anonymous tip that leads to an arrest.

MEDIA NOTE: The composite sketch and Broward Crime Stoppers flyer are available on our website,

Homicide Sgt. Kevin Forsberg, CID
Homicide Det. James Hayes, CID

North Lauderdale, NLFR

Joy Oglesby/PIO
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