Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jimmy Petit Tuesday afternoon for the premeditated murder of Cliff Ismael after an altercation outside a Lauderdale Lakes hangout on October 14.
As the argument escalated in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station at 4449 N. SR 7, one of the subjects left and returned with a firearm that he shot indiscriminately toward the opposing group. As people scattered and cars fled from the scene, Cliff Ismael, 26, was left wounded on the ground.
A nearby deputy had been alerted to the brewing confrontation as the gunfire erupted. Witnesses pointed the arriving deputy toward a fleeing vehicle as having been involved in the shooting. The deputy followed the vehicle and detained the subject. Through the investigation, detectives determined that man was not involved in the shooting.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Petit is now facing a charge of premeditated murder.
Anyone with information can contact BSO Homicide Detective Walter Foster at 954-321-4210. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
W. Foster & K. Nitsch, CID Homicide
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